Confab surveys E-commerce impediments, opportunities

Financial Tribune – The Iranian media group Donya-e-Eqtesad gathered e-commerce stakeholders for a conference in Tehran on Wednesday to boost the country’s startup ecosystem.

The media conglomerate is committed to promoting free trade and helping businesses grow in a competitive environment. To this end, the company has decided to provide Iranian tech firms with a platform to promote their activities.

Prominent participants at the Wednesday gathering were Deputy ICT Minister Amir Nazemi, parliamentarian Farid Mousavi, Iran IT Organization’s deputy for legal affairs, Mohammad Jafar Nanakar, and CEOs of online retailer Digikala, Saeed and Hamid Mohammadi.

During the event, hurdles hampering Iran e-commerce sector’s growth were reviewed, some of which are its outdated copyright laws and bloated bureaucracy.

Regulatory hurdles hampering startup growth were also discussed. According to business insiders, outdated regulatory processes have taken a harsh toll on local startups…