Iranian car company to launch production line in Iraq

Business Materials 21 May 2013 16:14 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, May.21/ Trend F.Karimov/

Iranian giant carmaker Iran Khodro will establish a production line with the capacity of 30,000 units in the Iraqi city of Iskandariya by the next month, IRNA reported.

The production line will car parts in SKD method, IRNA quoted Iran Khodro deputy director for exports Abdolazim Sadian as saying.

In January, Nour Salem, a member of the Economy and Investment Committee in the Iraqi parliament, declared that this committee had suggested a ban on the import of Iranian-made cars, which have resulted in horrible car accidents due to manufacturing flaws.

Moreover, Iraq is setting forth a plan to import cars that suit its fuel resources, said Adnan al-Sharifi, the CEO of the state-owned car-import corporation.

"Iraqi fuel is well refined, something that Iranian companies have not observed," he added, according to Al Monitor.

The state-owned corporation for car imports stated that it had banned the import of Iran-made Saipa and Samand cars at the beginning of the year.