A chinese business delegation to iran consists of Vice President of CCPIT( China Council for the Promotion of International Trade), and some authorities of CCOIC’s from provinces of Inner Mongolia, Jilin, Hubei visited ICCCI ‘s board members on 9th of April, 2012 considered the strategies of increasing cooperation particularly in investment in both countries.
” 11 years ago ICCCI established and started its activity with only 200 members , up to now it has received more than 5000 members who are active in trade with Chinese enterprises and during this 11 years ICCCI has arranged 10 business delegation on various events & exhibitions to China and into Iran” Asgaroladi ,the president of ICCCI said.
Asgaroladi noted that the relation of both countries is good and it is everincreasing and Iranian have always participated in different events and exhibitions in China and the purpose of this meeting is to find new ways to increase close relation between both countries’ buyers, enterprises and suppliers and especially to find the opportunities for investment in both Iran and China.
He also appreciated the main role of Chinese Consolate of Economic & Commercial Counselor the Embassy of Peoples Republic of China in developing business relation and providing necessary information for both countries.
” but there are some difficulties Iranian traders faced recently, one of them is banking problems such as the exchange of goods with the currencies of two countries and the transfer of currency of both countries” President of ICCCI continued. He requested CCPIT and the banks of both countries to solve the current problem and facilitate the currency transferring.
He also added:” recently ICCCI receives more complains from members about Chinese companies‘ violation in sending goods to Iran , and usually the goods relieved in Iran contradicted the ordered goods”.
Zhang Wei, Vice President of CCPIT thanking cooperation with ICCCI, stated that the main purpose of the meeting was to increase business volume with Iran however the relation had increased at a fast pace in recent years as the business volume was about US $45 billion in 2011.
Vice Presiden of CCPIT noted that attending exhibition and participating business events in both countries is the key factor to show capabilities of both parts and to find investment opportunities in both countries.
Bu Xiaolin , Vice President of People’s Government of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China giving a short introduction about Inner Mongolia announced that Iran is Inner Mongolia’s 6th largest partner in the Middle east and the business volume is now about US$ 14 million . she hoped that the trade relation of this area with Iran would be developed in near future.
“ there are some problem in business for Iranian traders of which is banking issue , banking transfer to china however, there are high possibilities and capabilities as this country is a large market “,Mr. Wang Liping, Chinese Consolate of Economic & Commercial Counselor referring to Iran’ government circulars in export & import explained.
having solved the current problems the business exchange between two countries would be increased ” ,He hoped .
” the cooperation among chambers of commerce of two countries will increase business relations and we request everincreasing arrangements and cooperations from both countries chambers in particular ICCCI” Wang Liping continued.
At the end of this meeting a MOU was signed between ICCCI and CCOIC of Jilin province.