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Police deny License Plates for U.S.-made Cars

By John Lee. Iranian police have reportedly stopped issuing number plates for cars made in the United States. Police spokesman Saeed Montazerolmahdi is quoted as saying: “All American-made and U.S.-brand vehicles, including Honda and Toyota, are banned from receiving number plate services by the police. “The General Board of Police made this decision in July […]

How Iran’s Auto Industry became a Political Football

By Alireza Ramezani, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iranian hard-liners have launched a new attack on the administration of President Hassan Rouhani, this time focusing on the country’s automotive industry. At an Oct. 25 parliamentary hearing, the Industries and Mines Committee grilled […]

Japanese Firms Looking at Iranian Opportunities

By John Lee. Nikkei Asian Review reports that Japanese companies are eager to return to Iran, but adds that the risk of doing business in the volatile region is also not lost on anxious corporate chiefs. Tokyo lifted sanctions on Iran on Friday, and Japanese automakers, including Toyota, Nissan and Mazda aim to quickly restart exports, […]

Thailand to Assemble Toyotas for Iran

Toyota has announced that it will begin shipping cars to Iran from its assembly facilities in Thailand. Local press reports say that the Japanese auto maker will begin exporting fully-built vehicles to Iran in the coming weeks. It has not been announced which vehicles will be shipped from Thailand. (Source: Financial Tribune)