Iran gets OICA membership
Iran has become a member of the Organization Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles (International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers), commonly called the OICA.
The membership indicates Iran''s efforts to reach international standards in its automotive industry and active presence in world markets.
Preliminary measures to get the membership were initiated in 2008 and the goal was attained in October this year, Fars News Agency reported.
OICA is a federation of automobile manufacturers based in Paris founded in 1919.
The general purposes of the organization are to defend the interests of the vehicle manufacturers, assemblers and importers grouped within their national federation, link the national automobile associations, and represent the automobile industry at the international level, in particular with intergovernmental and international bodies.
The organization's membership comprises 41 national trade associations around the world, including all major automobile manufacturing countries, thereby covering virtually the entire motor vehicle industry all over the world.
The organization maintains permanent committees which conduct activities in the fields of technical affairs, industrial and economic policy, and industry statistics. In addition, the Organization's Exhibition Committee coordinates international motor shows.