Iran, Netherlands mull ways to boost trade ties
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct.26
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:
Iran and the Netherlands discussed the ways to boost trade ties.
Iranian Chamber of Commerce Chairman Gholamhossein Shafe'i and the Netherlands Council for Trade Promotion Managing Director Jan Siemons met in the Netherlands and called for removing obstacles in order to boost bilateral trade, the Fars news agency reported Oct. 26.
Despite the fact that the international sanction against the Iranian economy decreased the bilateral trade to a great extent, the sanctions have not affected relations between the two countries' private sectors, Shafe'i said.
According to the Iran Customs Administration, the Netherlands was the 35th biggest importer of non-oil goods from Iran and the seventh biggest exporter of non-oil goods to the country in the previous Iranian calendar year, which ended March 20, 2014.
Iran exported $82.5 million worth non-oil goods to the Netherlands and imported $961.3 million worth non-oil goods from this European country.