Iranian companies seeking direct Apple, Sony, HTC representation
Tehran, Iran, February 7
By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
A number of Iranian companies have recently held talks with Apple, Sony, and HTC for direct representation branches, according to Chairman of Iran Telecommunication Devices Association Qolamhossein Karimi.
After the removal of sanctions off Iran, local companies have decided to use the opportunity and start connecting with the outside business. Iran's economy suffered a certain amount of hard blows, and it is now on the recovery path.
Qolamhossein Karimi stated that the mentioned brands had an indirect representation in Iran. The companies used to offer service to the Iranian market via Hong Kong or Dubai bases, Fars news agency reported February 5.
Huawei, ZTE, LG, and Samsung already have official representatives in Iran.
According to Karimi, the Iranian Samsung, LG, and Huawei branches are considering the import of parts in the form of SKD or CKD and then their assembly inside the country.
The official added that if the latter companies can provide for 20 percent of their market delivery in the form of production or assembly, Iran can consider cell phone exports to neighboring countries.