Iranian Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade announced that the country’s non-oil exports rose by 9 percent in the first 9 months of Iranian calendar year (started on March 20, 2016) comparing to similar period in the year before.
Iran’s technical and engineering exports rose by 38 percent during the first 9 months of Iran calendar year, comparing to similar period last year, the ministry said in a report.
Iran’s hand-woven carpet exports rose by 24 percent comparing to the same time in the year before, hitting $205 million, it noted.
64 plans under foreign investment worth $5.5 billion has been approved by Iran following the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Iran has signed 117 MoU with reputable foreign companies, 63 cases of which came into effect.
Over 8.000 foreign companies attended Iranian exhibitions over the first 9 months of Iranian calendar year, the report said, adding the figure is equal to 45 percent of participants in Iranian exhibitions since 2014.
On January 16, 2016, Iran and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council -- the United States, France, Britain, China and Russia -- plus Germany started implementing the JCPOA that they had reached on July 14, 2015, following two and a half years of intensive talks.
Under the JCPOA, all nuclear-related sanctions imposed on Iran by the European Union, the UN Security Council and the United States would be lifted. Iran has, in return, put some limitations on its nuclear activities.