Italian Trade Agency and ACIMIT, the Association of Italian textile machinery manufacturers, will organise Punto Italia, a service centre at the next Irantex, the main Iranian textiles and textile machinery trade show, to be held in Tehran, from December 9 to12, 2019.
Punto Italia will be used for meetings between Italian textile machinery builders and their Iranian customers. In the service centre, local companies will be able to get for information on the Italian technological offer. In the first half of 2019 the value of the Italian direct export to Iran was equal to EUR 2 million, compared to EUR 15 million in the same period 2018. The two sides are interested in developing bilateral relations. Italian firms are keen to be active in the Iranian market and are present at most of the exhibitions held at the Tehran International Permanent Fairground.
An Italian trade delegation travelled to Iran recently to negotiate with some Iranian companies which demonstrate Italy's interest in maintaining and developing relations with Iran, he noted. The embassy tries to help Italian and Iranian companies gain a better and deeper understanding of the two countries' markets and find areas of cooperation, he mentioned.
ACIMIT represents an industrial sector that comprises roughly 300 manufacturers, which produce machinery for an overall worth of around EUR 2.5 billion, of which 84 per cent are exported.