Khodrocar – By reaching the deadline of sanctions, automotive industry’s anxiety is getting stronger. The domestic companies are unable to supply the domestic vehicles parts and their demands from carmakers remained unanswered. The shortage of domestic and imported vehicles on the market every day adds to the inflammation of a highly demanded car market.
From 23 August, the auto part imports will be banned. Considering this situation, resolving the currency problems and clearing the customs from auto part that backlogged there about one month can maybe solve the problem.
But one of the important things that might occupy people’s minds is that whether the French carmakers stay in Iran or not. If Peugeot and Renault fulfill their obligations in Iran, how long will they survive from sanctions?
Mohammadreza Najafi Manesh, Chairman of Auto Parts’ Association, tells Khodrocar regarding the issue: "The foreign carmakers didn’t want to leave Iran but the sanctions made them to do that. None of these companies want to suspend their activities in Iran and Renault will continue its activity until it runs out of vehicle parts.”
He emphasizes on an accurate plan and says: "We must fix our needs with domestic products as possible as we can. The major amount of currency that the component makers need is for disassembled parts”
Najafi Manesh explains: "We must use different sources and countries to import the goods, except Europe. We must remove domestic sanctions before the main sanctions begin.”
He mentions: "Except from sanctions, Saipa Co. experienced a financial loss of 20 thousand billion IRRs, all because of imperative pricing. We must solve this problem first.”
He tells about the problems of supplying Renault and Peugeot parts: "These sanctions are not eternal and will be removed soon. But we are going to have problems supplying their parts.”
Chairman of Auto Parts’ Association says about the situation of companies that are currently facing crisis: "With the removal of imperative pricing and then paying the demands of auto part manufacturers, many problems will be solved. I insist that we must remove domestic sanctions first.”
Khodrocar – Although there are many problems and obstacles in front of auto part importers but hopes kept them alive until now. We should hope that officials and government directors find a solution sooner.
Khodrocar Reporter: Sepideh Ghazinejad
Khodrocar Translator: Maziyar Jafarieh