Afkhamirad said that now after elimination of sanctions favorable conditions have emerged for Iran's international trade, so strengthening private sector and rehabilitating trade firms are among our first priorities for success in foreign negotiations.
Head of TPO said that the volume of trade exchanges between the two countries was 650 million dollars last year, more than 600 million dollars of which was related to Iranian import and around 40 million dollars of which accounte for Iranian export, this figure is not appropriate with capabilities of both sides, so programming is necessary to increase it.
Afkhamirad proposed that big Dutch companies either invest directly in Iran or jointly work with Iranian firms.
He added that Iran is located in a region with 400 million population and is politically safe and these two elements make economic activities in Iran beneficial.
Afkhamirad also explained investment advantages in Iran and said that investors enjoy tax exemption and in free zones and economic special zones they do not need visa and foreign companies receive permission easily to work and foreign banks may open their branches there.