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Italian Embassy in Iran

Through its economic and commercial section, the Embassy of Italy in Iran supports both the Italian companies operating in the Iranian market and the ones looking for new opportunities, with the task of facilitating and developing their ties with Iranian counterparts. A special focus is reserved for the needs of the Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs).

A variety of supporting tools are available to the Italian SMEs which contact the Embassy of Italy in Iran such as the facilitation of contacts with the local authorities, the identification of opportunities and partners, up-to-date information on the economic scenario and suitable sectors of activity, the assistance in solving disputes, the organisation of visits from Italy and promotional events.

Should you need any support from the Embassy of Italy in Iran, please feel free to submit your query through NEXUS (, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Customer Relationship Management tool.

Flanders is the northern Dutch-speaking region of Belgium and the economic heart of the country. It is home to the largest chemical cluster in Europe in Antwerp and hosts production plants of some key players in automotive and pharmaceutical firms.

Flanders Investment Trade (FIT) is the trade promotion arm of the regional government of Flanders promoting bilateral trade and investment in its worldwide network of offices including in Iran.

The office of FIT in Iran has been operating as part of the commercial section of the Embassy of Kingdom of Belgium already for 25 years helping Belgian and Iranian SMEs form business relations and partnerships.

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INSTEX SAS (société par actions simplifiée) was founded in 2019 as a Paris-based company governed by French law. As of September 2020, it has nine sovereign owners: the Republic of France; Federal Republic of Germany; United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; Kingdom of Belgium; Kingdom of Denmark; Kingdom of the Netherlands; Kingdom of Norway; Republic of Finland; Kingdom of Sweden.

The goal of INSTEX is to facilitate legitimate trade with Iran in light of challenges faced by European market participants who wish to continue trading in and with Iran in an unobstructed manner. At present, INSTEX focuses on humanitarian trade between Europe and Iran, broadly encompassing food, agricultural equipment, medicine, and medical supplies as well as items required to produce, create, package, transport, preserve, and ensure humanitarian goods arrive with their end-users in a satisfactory manner.

INSTEX functions as a clearing house that facilitates the exchange of payment transactions between Europe and Iran. In coordination with our Iranian counterpart, the Special Trade and Finance Instrument (STFI), INSTEX settles mutual claims and liabilities by means of clearing debts (forfaiting) within a ‘closed loop’ financial system that minimises cross-border payments between Europe and Iran. Direct payments between Iran and Europe occur to the extent that periodic imbalances arise during our imports-exports. INSTEX and STFI are exploring solutions to allow for the further expansion of trade activity.

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Since 1975 the German-Iranian Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK Iran) supports companies, which want to start off or further expand their international business. Whether you are a start-up or an established company, AHK Iran offers a wide range of professional services to help you along the road to success. As a membership organisation, AHK Iran makes it possible for you to build a strong network. The managing director of the chamber also represents the interests of German business in Iran as the official arm of Germany’s foreign trade promotion.

AHK Iran is the key institution for promoting Germany's overseas business development in Iran. It promotes bilateral economic relations with wide-ranging activities, like providing information, identifying trends and "hot topics" as well as building and maintaining networks. We look after German institutions, associations and trade fairs in Iran and their members or clients.
AHK Iran is not only the first point of contact for German companies deciding to enter the Iranian market, but also a professional provider of a wide range of custom-tailored services such as market intelligence, business matching, business trip support as well as consultation services and event management. For German newcomers to Iran, AHK Iran provides cost-effected equipped offices enabling them to easily establish a local presence.

On the basis of a voluntary membership, over 2,000 German and Iranian companies create a unique and exclusive network to promote the exchange of information and expertise. Members can participate in various working groups, regular seminars on business relevant topics like Human Resources, Tax or Law as well as members only event series Executive Insights.

The AHK Iran is part of a worldwide network of 140 German Chambers of Commerce Abroad (AHK) in 92 countries. Wherever there is a particular interest for German business, the chambers offer their experience, connections and services to German and non-German companies alike. The AHKs are co-funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) in accordance with a resolution of Germany's parliament. In Germany, all AHKs are closely linked to the network of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (IHKs). Thanks to the good cooperation between the two structures at home and abroad, company enquiries can be processed directly by local experts and answered with market-oriented solutions.
The umbrella organization of the IHKs is the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK e.V.) in Berlin, which also coordinates and supports the AHK network.

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ISBDI Institute provides a wide range of strategic, financial and operational services, especially for SME companies who intend to expand their business into the Middle-East. One of the target countries is Iran, where ISBDI minimizes the risks of market entry and trade cooperation by delivering deep insights into the Iranian market, searching trustful local partners and working together with established experts on-site.

In 2021 ISBDI Institute, Germany will announce „The European Iranian Business & Trade Council“ - a corporate advisory council aiming to promote and support sustainable trade and business relationship between the European Union and Iran. The European Iranian Business Council is a high-level business development association and network for like-minded individuals and entrepreneurs with the common sense of strengthening each others through interaction, know-how transfer, collaboration and business relationships.

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The economy of Rheinland-Pfalz is dominated by industry, but agriculture and tourism also play a major role in the state's economic performance. Rhineland-Palatinate ranks first among the Flächenländer with an export quota of over 55 percent in a comparison of the federal states. In order to promote foreign trade, the Ministry of Economics, Transport, Agriculture and Viticulture supports small and medium-sized enterprises in Rhineland-Palatinate in opening up new markets abroad. The MWVLW aims to expand relations between Iran and Rheinland-Pfalz. In order to achieve this, the Ministry has the contact point for the Rheinland-Pfalz economy.

The activities of the Contact Point for the Rhineland-Palatinate Economy in Iran

As a contact point, we advise and accompany Rheinland-Pfalz companies in their business in Iran as well as Iranian companies wishing to get involved in Rheinland-Pfalz. We have already supported a number of Iranian entrepreneurs with many years of international experience in establishing themselves in structurally weak areas in Rheinland-Pfalz. By organising business trips to both countries, with company visits, B2B contact exchanges, discussions with company and association representatives, symposia and information events, we bring the economically active people of both countries closer together.

The offers of the contact point for Rheinland-Pfalz in Iran

  • In a free initial consultation we will give you an initial overview of the opportunities your company has on the Iranian market!
  • We conduct a professional research and the investigation of target regions and customer potential for your company!
  • We observe and analyze the Iranian economic development daily!
  • We advise you on special features of Iranian business transactions!
  • We are looking for cooperation partners in Iran for you!
  • We mediate the contact between enterprises, organizations and government agencies!
  • We accompany you through the entire negotiation and, if necessary, business start-up process and, if desired, beyond!
  • We find solutions for legal payment transactions!

Offers for Iranian companies in Germany

  • Legal advice for Iranian companies in Rheinland-Pfalz
  • Incorporations of Iranian companies in Rheinland-Pfalz
  • Residence permit for Iranian investors in Rheinland-Pfalz
  • We also organise business trips, symposia and information events in Rheinland-Pfalz.

German: Deutsch

Farsi: فارسی (ثبت شرکت در آلمان)

Iran: +98 21.81 33 1030
Germany: +49 611. 94 91 09 600