Entrepreneurs patiently build business relationships and try to bypass barriers. They have enthusiastically accepted the abolition of restrictions on trade with Iran. They were hoping to see an attractive market where cards have not yet been distributed by world giants. Time has changed enthusiasm into patience.
This year trade between Poland and Iran has grown by more than 60%. Tourism has increased considerably: the Iranian embassy handed over 5 thousand Poles. Vis. Interest is mutual. Another Polish company submitted documents in the tender for the construction of a desalination plant. Ciech Trading is negotiating with NITC and Petrochem Jam, the largest petrochemical company in the Middle East. Pesa talks to the Iranian railway. A few months ago, the Iranian Shipping Company began talks with Nauta about the construction of a 100-meter fleet for the fleet. Compared to other countries, Poland has a lot of achievements. It was a very good first year, which the trader used to recognize, start and talk. We have brought a lot of Polish companies to Iran. The contracts were signed, among others. Ursus, Horus Energy, National Center for Nuclear Research, Jenox Batteries. In Teheran, joint ventures have been set up, which are involved in the collection of further Polish companies to Iran, one of them founded the Trade Bridge from Wroclaw. The next businessmen negotiate. We have established the Polish-Iranian Business Council.
The agro-food industry is considered as a “particularly high potential for trade” with Iran. However, the statistics for the first half do not see much success, however. There is a surprise: from zero to over 9 million zł has grown tobacco exports to Iran. It is currently the largest agri-food category in Polish sales to this country (second place, with 3.6 million zł, have chocolate sweets). The Iranian market was interested in SuperDrob.
Iran is now recalling the Polish economy in 1989. Market, closed for years, is now hungry for new products. The Iranians themselves have money, a lot of enthusiasm, and many of the products imported from the West by sanctions have paid up to two to three times higher prices. It costs the intermediaries from the UAE.
Airbus in this market easily overtook American Boeing. In January, Iranian representatives signed two contracts with Airbus for procurement of 118 new aircraft and a package of comprehensive civil aviation cooperation. These contracts were signed at the Elysee Palace in Paris during the official visit of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in France in the presence of French President François Hollande.
The sanctions were designed to keep Iran in isolation and to limit its economic potential to the solution of its nuclear policy. Iran could not hit some of the new technologies or machines of the Western world. However, they could easily get “those with recovery”. Commercial war lasted 12 years, and many were able to find it perfectly.