Khodrocar - In the days after JCPOA, the first cooperation agreements with Europe in the automotive industry were key. Contracts that the automotive industry executives considered to be among the best concluded would be in the national interest.
Managers of this industry knew that foreign partners in 1390 and 1391 and at the same time with the first round of sanctions easily left the Iranian car industry and what happened to this industry, but still with the end of JCPOA renegotiate with the same companies It was at the forefront of action, and it was not long before companies that left Iran resumed operations in Iran without paying any compensation or expressing remorse.
The managers of these foreign companies, in response to the criticism of the sudden departure of Iran, announced that they do not intend to go back to the past and this time they only think about the future. But the re-departure of these companies was repeated in a new round of sanctions to show that confidential contracts, the details of which were never released and remained secret forever, did not have much legal obligation to keep these companies in Iran.
Although the payment of compensation for leaving Iran at once in the first round of sanctions was considered as one of the achievements of these agreements, but after the withdrawal of auto industry partners from Iran, statements about the withdrawal of French investments in the automotive industry from Iran It was pointed out that these half-and-half contracts not only did not require a foreign partner to stay, but other violations were committed under these contracts, so that one of the French partners took 65 million Euros out of Iran in a suitcase.
Given this background and poor performance of automotive industry managers in concluding firm contracts with foreigners, the question arises as to whether, if these companies return, the ability and possibility to work with these companies again will provide. Is it?
Automotive industry experts believe that there are several missing links in the partnership of this industry with foreigners, and if they are eliminated, good achievements can be achieved in the automotive industry. Certainly, Iran, with a history of more than 50 years in the automotive industry, should not be dependent on a country, and this dependence is not considered good for this industry because there is a possibility of leaving the country in unfavorable conditions such as sanctions.
However, in joint cooperation with automakers, the issue of exports has always been neglected, and it seems that the first point in joint cooperation is the issue of exports. It was taken, but in practice they refused to do so, and the challenge of exporting cars to Iran remained an unsolvable issue.
Connection to the global supply chain is another issue that experts emphasize on its implementation in joint contracts with automakers, and believe that the full transfer of technology from foreign automakers to domestic automakers should be from Zeus, while in all contracts Concluded, this issue has not been taken into consideration, and one of the excuses for not realizing this is that the component makers have an independent personality and they cannot be forced to cooperate.
The design and development of new products is another essential issue that must be considered in the cooperation, otherwise the production of old products will continue. These cases are only part of the need for joint cooperation, and considering these issues and relying on appropriate hardware issues in the automotive industry, Iran can be considered a global automaker.