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Iran, Eurasia Ink Preferential Trade Deal

Iran and members of the Eurasian Economic Union signed a temporary preferential trade agreement in Kazakhstan on Saturday. In a ceremony in the Kazakh capital of Astana, Iran and the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) signed the accord and agreed to reach a comprehensive and lasting deal within the next three years. The document was signed by […]

Iran “Likely to Join EEU in May”

The Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) could welcome Iran as a new member in May, Russia’s Energy Minister Alexander Novak said. “The move to enter into a temporary agreement making for a free trade zone to be set up between Iran and the Eurasian Economic Union, which is currently at an advanced stage, will obviously trigger […]

Iran, Belarus sign 8 MoUs

By John Lee. Iran and Belarus have reportedly signed eight memorandums of understanding (MoUs) in the fields of industry, car manufacture, medicine, oil and gas, agriculture, and regional cooperation. The deals include the manufacture of 1,000 Dena and Dena+ vehiclesi, increasing to 5,000 in five years, joint production of electric buses, as well as the manufacture […]

Iran, Belarus to Open €5bn Export Credit Line

By John Lee. The Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade has announced that the Export Development Bank of Iran (EDBI) will make available €5 billion of credit for the export of Iranian products to Belarus. Speaking on the sidelines of 14th Iran and Belarus Business Forum, Mohammad Shariatmadari said, “the bilateral development between Iran and […]

Iran may Import Belarusian Beef

By John Lee. Iran may import beef from Belarus. According to a report from BelTA, Belarus’ Deputy Agriculture and Food Minister Igor Brylo said he has discussed supplying beef to Iran with representatives of the Iranian veterinary service and deputy ministers. “They are interested in it,” Igor Brylo said. (Source: BelTA) (Picture credit: Tasnim, under […]

Talks on Iran-EAEU Partnership in Final Phase

Russia’s First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov said talks with Iran over its partnership with the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) are nearing an end. “We are in talks with Singapore and we are close to conclusion of negotiations with Iran,” Shuvalov said on Wednesday, the Tass news agency reported. Iran and the EAEU negotiated for […]

Talks on Iran’s EEU Membership to Conclude Soon

Timur Suleimenov, Kazakhstan’s minister of economy, said the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) would finalize talks with Iran over the country’s membership to the union by the end of 2017. “We believe we can come up with something substantial by the end of the year . . . finished talks,” Suleimenov told the Financial Times on […]

Iran, EAEU to Start Talks on Free Trade Zone

Formal talks on creation of a free trade zone (FTZ) between Iran and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) will begin soon, the Armenian president said. “The presidents of four countries have approved the proposal that it is necessary to launch negotiating process (on creation of free trade zone) with Iran, Egypt, India and Singapore. That […]

Iran to buy Electric Buses from Belarus

The Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Vladimir Semashko said the European country plans to sell electric buses to Iran. “Minsk has orders for 20 electric buses. Two electric bus lines will work initially. Later on the number will be increased. Orders will be made for electric buses for oblast capitals. There are orders for electric […]

Belarus Negotiating Oil Deal with Iran

By John Lee. Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko has said the country is now in negotiations to purchase oil from Iran. “Iran is ready to reduce prices for us. It may even go as far as to use Mozyr Oil Refinery or some other refinery to process its oil and sell derivatives wherever it likes. The […]

Iran Ready to Boost Economic Ties with Belarus

Iranian Ambassador to Belarus Mohammad Reza Sabouri voiced Tehran’s willingness to promote bilateral relations with Minsk in various areas, economy in particular. “Science-intensive and innovative companies of Iran are ready for cooperation with the Belarusian Hi-Tech Park to produce high-technology goods,” Sabouri told the Belarusian Telegraph Agency (BelTA). “We suggest that Iranian companies use the […]

Iran, EEC to discuss Free Trade Zone

Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) Trade Minister Veronika Nikishina said talks over the creation of a temporary free trade zone between the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and Iran will be held in late June. “We plan talks in Iran (regarding the temporary free trade zone) at the end of June,” Nikishina said addressing ongoing St. Petersburg […]

EEU Moves Closer to Free Trade Zone with Iran

The Eurasian Economic Commission’s (EEC) trade minister said on Wednesday that the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) is expected to hold informal meetings in June to study the possibility of forming a free trade zone with Iran. “(The bloc) will start informal talks on a possible signing of a temporary free trade zone agreement (with Iran),” […]

Belarus Calls for Closer Industrial Cooperation with Iran

Belarusian Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov voiced his country’s willingness to develop bilateral relations with Iran in various economic and political areas. Speaking at the 13th session of Iran-Belarus Economic Commission in Minsk on Friday, which was attended by Iranian Minister of Industry, Mines, and Trade Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh, Kobyakov praised the long record of cooperation […]

Iran, Belarus sign MoU for Cooperation

By John Lee. Iran and Belarus have signed a memorandum of understanding for a three-year cooperation. The document was signed between Iran’s Foreign Ministry Deputy for the CIS Affairs Ebrahim Rahimpour and his Belarusian counterpart Valentin Rybakov who was in Tehran on a two-day visit. During the meeting, the two officials discussed ways of consolidating […]

Iran gives 30-day visas at airports

By John Lee. Iran is to start issuing 30-day visas for tourists from 58 countries upon arrival at its airports. The Persian-language newspaper Donya-ye Eqtesad says the visas can be extended by 15 more days. Foreign tourists could previously get 14-day visas at Iran’s airports and their visas could not be extended. Eligible countries are: […]