Khodrocar – president
and the First Vice-President who is the policy makers of 12th
government had severally said that they are going to ask associations and
private sector’s opinion about economic policies. The government neglect from
importers critics and continuing the wrong policies in this field
shows that they are forgetting their promises.
"Article 5 of the law talk about the improvement of the business and emphasizes on
asking private sector’s opinion during policy making but we are observing the
opposite. Unlike the promises and mottos about private sector we can see the
genocide of private sector in action.” Farhad Ehtsham Zad, Chairman of the
Iranian Automobile importers association said to Khodrocar reporter.
main opponent in the competitive market is the government. More than 85 percent
of the market belongs
to the government and importers have only 6 percent of the market. In addition,
importers have a lot
of challenges even for this small share. Since 6 months ago, no cars had imported
and even the official representatives are not allowed to import automobile.” He
have suffered a lot during this period. Right now, some companies are shutting
down or decreasing employees. By counting the gray market, importers are losing
about 1200 billion IRRs during this 6 months.” Ehtesham Zad added.
About 60 thousand direct and indirect jobs have been vanishing due to the
registration website shut down. On the other hand, the government’s policy
making on importing vehicles
continues without discussing with the private sector, while Hasan
Rouhani, the president of Iran has promised to open the doors of the auto market
in the 2nd international auto convention. Now, his promises are not happening and
customers and business men are suffering from the
government’s wrong decisions.
Khodrocar Reporter: Asal Dadashloo
Khodrocar Translator: Amin Zamani