Iran wants to boost garment output and exports. Domestic units supply 70 to 80 per cent of the requirement for clothing inside the country. After the ban imposed on imports of clothing, domestic units are making all endeavors to boost the quality and quantity of their products. Garments exports are planned especially to Afghanistan, Iraq, Russia and Yemen.
Iran shares a border with the United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Turkey, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Russia, Oman, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Kuwait, Qatar, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia. The value of Iran’s trade with neighboring countries in the past Iranian calendar year was about 41 per cent of the country’s total non-oil trade in the mentioned time span. Increasing non-oil exports to neighboring countries is another plan. Some of the areas worked on include home appliances, petrochemicals, and marine industries, basic metals such as steel, aluminum and copper as well as agriculture.
Fifteen mega export projects will be launched to identify target markets. A comprehensive system will be launched for registration of domestically-made products in the near future. This transparent mechanism will lay the ground for introducing different industries and industrial capabilities aiming to strengthen domestic production. Iran has named this year as the year of pickup in production.