Banning Online Vehicle Price Listing Backfires: Interview

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Major Iranian e-commerce platforms have been barred from listing car prices since early May, which business owners, unionists and legal experts believe is disruptive and ineffective
Banning Online Vehicle Price Listing Backfires: Interview
Banning Online Vehicle Price Listing Backfires: Interview

With online platforms being barred from listing vehicle prices and extensive disruptions in the supply chain, the Iranian car market slid further into a murky state of disorder.
It has been a month since Iranian e-commerce websites were barred from listing car prices. Following the ban, dealers have started using social media platforms like Instagram and Telegram for advertising their wares.
In separate talks with the Financial Tribune, Information Technology Organization of Iran’s deputy for legal affairs, Mohammad Jafar Nanakar, the head of E-Commerce Union, Reza Olfatnasab, and CEO of e-commerce firm Sheypoor, Reza Arbabian, discussed the decision to ban online car price listing.
Ironically, no state entity officially announced the ban that is believed to have been implemented by the judiciary with the Industries Ministry’s tacit approval and the ICT Ministry’s explicit disapproval.


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