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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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Europe registers INSTEX, Iran welcomes move

The long-awaited special purpose vehicle to facilitate Iran-EU trade in the face of renewed US sanctions has officially been put in place in France. It’s waiting for a similar Iranian entity and several other factors to become operational.

Financial Markets

Europe sets up Iran financial mechanism, calls it INSTEX

Germany, France and Britain say they’ve established and registered a commercial trade mechanism with Iran, called Instrument In Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX), that will bypass the unilateral US sanctions.

Financial Markets

Europe is steps away from SPV: German envoy

Should it become operational, the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) created by the European Union, will not use US dollars in its transactions with Iran and will allow European firms to trade with Iran in the face of unilateral US sanctions.

Trade

European SPV could be in place as early as ’Monday’

Brussels had announced in previous occasions that it’s working hard on the non-dollar financial channel and that it would become operational soon. This time it seems that the EU is closer and more exact in its timetable.

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‘Iran-EU trade mechanism to be set up in coming days’

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says a European-backed trade mechanism, known as the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), aimed at facilitating non-dollar business with Iran in the face of US sanctions should be established in the coming days.

Financial Markets

How Europe’s SPV Can Help Iran Fight Inflation

The author believes Tehran should welcome the creation of a possible special purpose vehicle by the EU because it will help bring in necessary commodities such as food and medicine that will lead to less inflation and will remove the burdon from the end users.

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Germany says working out final requirements of SPV

Berlin authorities say one of the details is which country will be the headquarters of the financial channel to do trade with Iran in the face of unilateral US sanctions.

Trade

Sanctions cause epilepsy medication shortage

The US Treasury says the renewed economic punitive measures do not impede humanitarian aid for Iran but with less and less European banks willing to accept financial transactions with Iran, food, medicine and medical equipment imports have been disturbed.

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