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Iran exports to Russia up 36% in 2018

Tehran has been eyeing a bigger share of the Russian market by increasing its exports to the country which has led to a hike in their bilateral trade.

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Russia to join INSTEX as ruble replaces dollar in Tehran-Moscow trade

The special purpose channel was launched late January as part of the European Union efforts to help Iran enjoy the economic dividends of the nuclear deal that’s been jeoperdised by the US walkout last May.

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Tehran tells Beirut to trade in Lebanese pound

Iran’s trade relationships with Lebanon are not very significant compared with Syria or Iraq. Foreign Minister Zarif’s recent visit to the Middle Eastern country has been aimed at pushing economic cooperation.

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Iran, Iraq open non-dollar payment channel in defiance of US sanctions

Tehran’s initiatives to avoid using US dollar in its interantioanl trade can consolidate warmer political and economic relations with its neighbours and regional countries. Such mecahnisms as well as Europe’s INSTEX could finally help it alleviate problems caused by punitive US measures.

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12 proposed products to export to Iran through INSTEX

The European Union and in particular, Paris, Berlin and London have been working out ways to continue what they call "legitimate trade" with Iran in a bid to lessen the effect of unilateral US sanctions that have been hampering financial transactions.

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Iran Chamber of Commerce urges Europe to push private firms to trade with Iran via INSTEX

Pedram Soltani, Vice President of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) says European governments should encourage their private sector companies to use INSTEX for trade with Iran. He believes the mechanism could take up to a year to become operational.

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Iran private sector welcomes INSTEX, vows to make it ‘big success’

INSTEX (Instrument in Support of Trade Exchange) is the new denomination of Europe’s special purpose vehicle (SPV) that’s been designed to include trade of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and agri-foods between three European countries and Iran in the face of unilateral US sanctions.

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INSTEX preserves Europe’s economic sovereignty: Austria envoy

The European Union has set up and registered a special purpose vehicle to do "legitimate business" with Iran in the face of unilateral US sanctions. A top European diplomat believes such a payment channel will also benefit the Union’s 28 member states as well as Iran.

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Austria calls for ’fast’ actions to make INSTEX operational

Austrian Ambassador to Iran, Stefan Scholz, calls the establishment of INSTEX (Instrument in Support of Trade Exchange) a "huge success", saying the new European financial mechanism has helped Iranian currency rial recover after recent falls in value following US unilateral sanctions.

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Austrian companies ready to trade with Iran within INSTEX: envoy

After the nuclear deal was signed and ratified in 2015, many European businesses jumped to seize the opportunity to engage in commercial activities with Iran. But, restored US sanctions torpedoed their cooperation. Now, with European financial channel in place, they are eager to resume trade.

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