The policy of banning car imports is wrong; car imports must be managed and not forbidden

Undersecretary of the Minister of Industry in talks with Eghtesad Khodro: Renault’s activity in Iran is suspended and not canceled. / The policy of banning car imports is wrong; car imports must be managed and not forbidden.


One of the challenges facing the country’s automotive industry after the introduction of new US sanctions is the fate of foreign contracts, including Renault.


In this regard, Dr. Moazami, chairman of IDRO and the Deputy Minister of Industry, said that none of the foreign car manufacturers, including Renault, had left Iran. Suspension does not mean disconnect.


“None of the Renault, Peugeot, and Citroen companies have officially declined to cooperate, and they have been suspended in Iran because of their pressure,” he said in an exclusive conversation with Kabul.


Moazami noted that what I know and see is that none of these car makers want to leave Iran because the Iranian market is a great market for them.

He added: “The Iranian market is a guaranteed and safe market for foreigners, and so these companies will never leave Iran.”


Undersecretary of the Ministry of Industry, pointing out that the Renault’s products will be produced in Iran, said that, in addition to obtaining additional privileges from foreign car makers, we should help them continue their cooperation in Iran.


He stated that we should understand the conditions and legally help foreigners; “We should not force them to leave Iran when they want to stay.”


Moazami in reply to the question that the prohibition of car imports, including Renault’s products to Iran, is a dual treatment of cooperation with foreign car-makers and would definitely discourage Renault from appearing in Iran, said: As an expert, I have to say that the import ban is seriously considered and should be evaluated and reviewed.


He added: “It is not necessary to ban car imports because we can manage the market without a market ban so that the market will not get inflamed.”