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Gov’t Support Needed to Fulfill Tile, Ceramic Industry’s Potentials

The lack of preferential trade agreements with export markets results in Iranian exporters being taxed with high tariffs in those countries
Gov’t Support Needed to Fulfill Tile, Ceramic Industry’s PotentialsGov’t Support Needed to Fulfill Tile, Ceramic Industry’s Potentials
Iran’s tile and ceramic exports increased by almost 12% in the past Iranian year (ended March 20, 2018) compared with the year before to stand at 373 million cubic meters of products worth $410 million

The 25th International Tiles, Ceramic and Sanitary Ware Exhibition, also known as CERAFAIR 2018, opened in Tehran on Tuesday.
Officials present at the event hoped that the government will support the national tile and ceramic industry in prevailing over challenges.
“The government’s monetary policy has complicated the procurement of raw materials required for tile and ceramic industry. The administration is expected to overcome obstacles facing the industry,” said Mohammad Roshanfekr Fallah, the head of Iran Tile and Ceramic Association.
Iran’s tile and ceramic industry is grappling with numerous difficulties, including lack of preferential trade agreements with neighboring countries, most notably with Iraq, which is the main destination of Iran’s tile and ceramic exports, accounting for more than 67% of Iran’s exports to that country.
The lack of such agreements results in Iranian exporters being taxed with high tariffs in the export markets.

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