No justice without competition: Majlis speaker
Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani says economic and social justice can not be realized without preparing the ground for a fair economic competition.
"Some people think that we can bring about justice through socialist and non-competitive systems and don't know the meaning of justice," Larijani said on Wednesday during a ceremony to unveil the car manufacturer Bahman Group's latest model.
He said in privatization of state companies the most important purpose that is stimulating economic competition has been neglected.
The government did not perform well in this regard, but now the right path should be taken to make a leap forward in automotive industry, he noted.
On the car exportation policies, the top lawmaker said the sale of Iranian-made cars should increase in the international markets by improving the quality of cars and not by offering special incentives.
However, the policy to offer incentives to sell Iranian cars in other countries has been an effective marketing strategy so far, he added.
He also pointed to the huge trade imbalance in industrial products in favor of foreign partners, saying this difference should be offset by offering high-quality products and better after-sale services.
He went on to say the Majlis probe into auto-motive industry revealed that most of the problems facing this industry are rooted in the state monopoly of the industry, lack of fair competition, and the connection of the car-manufacturing company's directors with government officials.
The problems facing the auto-motive industry can be resolved only through a strong involvement of the private sector and fair competition, he emphasized.