Khodrocar - German automotive supplier Duerr has halted its activities in Iran, which has been hit by the reintroduction of U.S. sanctions this week that include threats to blacklist any companies trading with the Islamic republic.
"Business in Iran has grown over the past year. Now we have stopped our activities for the time being,” Duerr Chief Financial Officer Carlo Crosetto told Boersen-Zeitung in an interview published on Saturday.
"We’ve won two larger contracts in 2017. This is not overly
important, but it’s not small either. This was also an opportunity in
terms of margins that we’re now losing,” Crosetto said, without
providing further details.
China and Germany on Wednesday defended their business ties with Iran
in the face of President Donald Trump’s warning that any companies
trading with the country would be barred from the United States.
European companies have suspended plans to invest in Iran, including
oil major Total as well as carmakers PSA, Renault and Daimler.