TEHRAN, Iran, July 5
The Secretary-General of the Iranian Home Appliance Industry Association announced the association's request to ban the import of home appliances for at least a five-year period.
Referring to some comments made by members of parliament to allow the import of home appliances, the Secretary-General of the Iranian Home Appliance Industry Association Abbas Hashemi said that our request is to ban imports to support industries, especially start-ups as well as safeguarding investments and efforts made during sanctions, Trend reports citing IRNA.
"Of course, this does not mean building a wall around the country and not allowing foreigners to enter,” he said.
According to the Iranian Industry, Mining and Trade Ministry, the country is on the verge of self-sufficiency in the production of various types of home appliances, IRNA reported.
Over the past few years, the Iranian government has been following a new strategy for supporting domestic production to neutralize the impacts of the U.S. sanctions while reducing the reliance of the economy on oil revenues.
The home appliances sector has been one of the pioneers in this regard and like many other areas, the production of home appliances has witnessed a significant rise in the past two years.
Back in May, Iran’s Deputy Industry, Mining, and Trade Minister Mehdi Sadeqi Niaraki said that the country’s home appliance industry experienced 78-percent growth in the past Iranian calendar year.