Tehran handicrafts export at $15mn in Q1

TEHRAN, Jul. 15 (MNA) – Deputy Head of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization (CHTHO) Mohammad Ensha’ei revealed the export of $15.3 million worth of handicrafts from Tehran province in the first three months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-June 21).

In the same period, the handicrafts were exported from Tehran province to the countries including Germany, Armenia, Turkey, Republic of Azerbaijan, Russia, the Netherlands, France, Italy, South Africa and Persian Gulf littoral states, he maintained. 

He put the value of handicrafts exported from Tehran province in the last year (ended March 20, 2018) at $62 million.

It is predicted that $75 million worth of traditional and exquisite goods would be exported from Tehran province to abroad before termination of the current year (to end March 20, 2019), Ensha’ei emphasized.

Traditional glasses, leather, jewelries, handwoven products, intarsia, wood engravings, decorative stones, clothing and garments have been the main products exported from Tehran province to abroad in the same period, he observed.

Turning to the currency obtained from exporting and selling handicrafts, he said, “for this purpose, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was inked between Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization (CHTHO) and Central Bank of Iran (CBI), the issue of which has been taken into serious consideration.”

Given the above issue, industrialists can either keep currency with themselves or sell it at the free market, he opined.

He revealed the organizing an exhibition of traditional handicrafts in Carpet Museum in the capital Tehran and said, “getting familiarity with the ways of selling, packaging, promoting handicrafts and also familiarizing citizens with exquisite handicrafts have been cited as the main objective behind organizing this exhibition.”

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