Tag Archives | World Trade Organization (WTO)

Iran “Abandons Hope for WTO Accession”

By Saeed Jalili, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Hope for Iran’s long-overdue accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) appears to have disappeared. The July 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, signed between Tehran and six world powers, has done little to […]

US “Hampering Iran’s Accession to WTO”

Iran’s minister of industry deplored the US government for its attempts at obstructing Tehran’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO). “We have fallen behind in joining the WTO because of the US opposition, while we have no technical problem,” Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh said in a meeting with Vietnam’s minister of agriculture and rural development […]

US Lawmakers “Seeking to Block Iran’s WTO Bid”

A group of US congressmen is pressing the White House to oppose Iran’s bid to join the World Trade Organization (WTO), citing concern that admission could constrain US ability to impose future sanctions on Iran. The pressure from the bipartisan group of House lawmakers illustrates the political crosscurrents the Obama administration faces after reaching a […]

Long road ahead for Iran’s bid to join WTO

By Maysam Bizær, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. “Now that years of intensive negotiations have finally cleared all the misunderstandings around Iran’s nuclear activities, we are taking the next step toward integrating more deeply into the global economy. … Finalizing WTO membership […]

EU Deepens Economic Cooperation with Iran

A delegation of European Union officials visited Iran from 11-14 July to discuss deeper cooperation in the fields of economic policy, trade, investment and finance. The European Union is the largest integrated market in the world, comprising over 500 million people and represents a major opportunity for two-way economic and investment flows. The visit was […]

WTO Willing to Engage with Iran

By John Lee. The Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) has said his members are willing to engage with Iran on its accession to the body, but a lot will depend on Tehran’s drive to make proposals during the early stages. Roberto Azevedo told media: “We are in the early stages but I […]

Swiss President visits Iran

The Swiss President, Johann N. Schneider-Ammann, travelled to Iran on Friday accompanied by an economic and scientific delegation. On Saturday, President Schneider-Ammann will meet with President Hassan Rouhani and numerous ministers and dignitaries. The main aim of the visit is to deepen and broaden the good relations between the two countries. Discussions will cover a […]

Minister: Iran can Join WTO in 2 Yrs

Iran’s Minister of Industries, Mines and Trade, Mohammadreza Nematzadeh, has said that he is optimistic that Iran can join the World Trade Organization (WTO) within the next two years. The country has been trying to join the WTO since 1995, and was admitted to the organization as an observer in 2005, but following the imposition […]

Can Iran Shield its Embattled Auto Sector?

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. Last week, a group of lawmakers from the Iranian parliament’s Industries and Mines Commission introduced a motion to further raise import duties on passenger cars. The underlying assumption is that Iran’s 48-year-old auto industry […]