Doing Business in Iran

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Syllabus of the Subject: Doing Business in Iran Tehran.

  1. Introduction to the Islamic Republic of Iran (Central Asia)
  2. Influence of Shi'a Islam (Shiite) on Iran
  3. Doing Business in Tehran
  4. Iranian Economy
  5. Privatisation Process in Iran
  6. Iranian banking system and the financial sector
  7. International Trade of Iran
  8. Potential Iranian export sectors
  9. Development Export Bank of Iran
  10. Iranian Customs Administration
  11. Case Study: International North-South Transport Corridor
  12. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Iran
  13. Access to the Iranian Market
  14. Business Plan for Iran

Case Study - Iranian Muslim Business People and Companies.

  1. Islamic Revolutionary Guard - Bahman Group
  2. Bonyads”: The Mostazafen Foundation of the Islamic Revolution
  3. Iranian National Shipping Lines
  4. Wagon Pars
  5. Iran Carpet
  6. Cooler Iran
  7. Misr-Iran Textile
  8. Aburaihan Pharmaceutical
  9. Esfahan Mobarakeh Steel

The objectives of the subject “Foreign Trade and Doing Business in the Islamic Republic of Iran” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Iranian economy and foreign trade
  2. To evaluate the business opportunities in the Islamic Republic of Iran
  3. To explore Iranian trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know Iranian Free Trade Agreements
  5. To examine the profile of Iranian Companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Iranian Market
The Subject (e-learning) “Doing Business in Iran” is part of the following Higher Education Programs (Bachelors, Masters, Doctorates) taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Master's Degree (e-learning): International Business, Foreign Trade, Muslims Countries, Asia, Emerging Markets
  2. Bachelor's Degree in International Trade (e-learning)
  3. Doctorates: Islamic Countries, Asia
  4. Diploma: Central Eurasia

Higher Education programs adapted for Iranian Students.

Student Bachelor's Degree, EENI Business School & HA University

Course learning materials in Higher Education in English (Higher Education in Spanish Irán Post-secondary Education in French Iran)

  1. Credits of the subject “Foreign Trade and Doing Business in Iran”: 2 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: two weeks

Sample of the subject - Doing Business in Iran
Islamic Revolutionary Guard (Iran)

Description of the Subject (Online Learning): Doing Business in Iran.

The Islamic Republic of Iran.

  1. Politics of Iran takes place in the framework of a Republic with Islamic ideology
  2. The Iranian Constitution (December 1979) and its 1989 rectification define the political, economic, and social order of the Islamic Republic of Iran
  3. The Iranian Constitution declares that Shi'a Islam (Shiite) of the Twelve school of thought is the official religion of Iran
  4. The Persian (Farsi) is the most broadly spoken language
  5. The Persian has had a significant influence on neighbouring languages, particularly the Turkic languages in Central Asia
  6. The borders of Iran are Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Pakistan, Turkey, and Turkmenistan
  7. Iranian Population: 78 million people
  8. Area: 1,648,195 square kilometres
  9. Iranian Currency: Rial
  10. Abolition of Slavery in Iran: 1928

Religion in Iran.

  1. Islam. Almost 90% of the Iranians are Shiite Muslims, thus being the spiritual leader of the Shiite community in the World
  2. An estimated 9% are Sunni
  3. Iran is a Shiite Muslim country Imani - Twelver Shi'ism - (89% of the population), this branch is the majority in Shi'ism
  4. “Jaafari” is the most common by the Iranian Shi'a school of law (fiqh)
  5. Iran became an Islamic Republic after the 1979 Islamic Revolution
  6. Before the Arab invasion, Persia (Iran) was the homeland of Zarathustra, founder of Zoroastrianism (Parsis), today virtually non-existent in Iran
  7. In Iran was born Bahaullah, the founder of Baha’i Faith

Iran belongs to the Central Eurasian Economic Area (Islamic Civilisation).

Iranian Economy.

The economy of the Islamic Republic of Iran was crippled by the 1979 Islamic revolution, the Iran-Iraq war, and attendant economic mismanagement.

  1. The Islamic Republic of Iran ranks fourth on the diversity of export of the agricultural products in the World
  2. Iran is the second manufacturer of petrol and gas in the World
  3. Iran holds fourth to ninth rank in the production of zinc, lead, cobalt, aluminium, manganese, and copper in the World
  4. 233 Techno-Engineering projects have been executed in thirty-three countries by the Iranian companies over the last decade
  5. The industrial commodities make up 70% of non-petroleum export
  6. The Iranian import structure consists of capital, intermediated goods, and consumer products
  7. Iran holds the seventh standing in tourist attractions

The Iranian petroleum industry is a largely developed industry with highly rated and valuable resources and capabilities with immense deposits of crude oil from which 130.798 billion barrels can be exploited in the form of primary and secondary recoveries.

Esfahan's Mobarakeh Steel is the largest industrial complex in the Islamic Republic of Iran and has been established and commissioned after the victory of the Islamic Revolution and entered into the functional stage in early 1993.

Foreign direct investment (FDI) is allowed in agreement with the prevailing laws and regulations of the Islamic Republic of Iran. All foreign investors are allowed to invest, for the goal of development and producing activities, in all sectors of industry, mining, agriculture, and services.

However, from the standpoint of the Iranian Government, only those investments should be eligible to benefit from the privileges and protections under the Foreign Direct Investment Promotion and Protection Act that have obtained the required licence under the act.

The Iranian Foreign Investment Company was incorporated on March 1998 as a Private Joint Stock company with a mission to manage and expand the Iranian holdings abroad.

The Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran is the responsible for the conception and implementation of the Monetary and Credit Policies with due regard to the general economic policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration consists of a central Headquarters and ten branches of supervision. The President of the Iranian Customs serves as Deputy Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, which is the highest position of the Customs Administration.

Omid R. Kordestani is an Iranian-American Businessman was a senior adviser to the founders of Google and non-Executive Director of Vodafone.

Bonyads - Mostazafen Foundation of the Islamic Revolution
Bonyads (Iranian charitable organisations)

Iran's Economic Organisations and Agreements.

  1. Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO)
  2. Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA)
  3. Asian Clearing Union (ACU)
  4. Iran's Trade Agreements with Algeria, Syria, and Venezuela
  5. Armenia-Iran Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
  6. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
  7. Arab League
  8. Islamic Development Bank
  9. Economic Social Commission Asia-Pacific
  10. Boao Forum for Asia
  11. Asia Cooperation Dialogue
  12. ...

Course: Doing Business in Iran

Indian-Ocean Rim Association IORA

Course: Asian Clearing Union (ACU)

Economic Cooperation Organisation ECO

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