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Trade and economic relations between the Republic of Tajikistan
and the Islamic Republic of Iran
The economic relations between the Republic of Tajikistan and the Islamic Republic of Iran which go back as of Independence cover different areas of trade and economy.
As it is usually stated in the annual Message of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan H.E. Mr. Emomali Rahmon to the Majlisi Oli, the cooperation between Tajikistan and its neighbours, particulary, Iran should be strengthened.
Both States have legal framework for the development of bilateral relations and signed over 150 economic, cultural and trade agreements.
On the basis of Trade Agreement (30.04.02), Joint Economic Commission between the Republic of Tajikistan and the Islamic Republic of Iran was established for trade and economic cooperation.
The role of this Commission in expansion of bilateral relations as well as trade-economic cooperation between two contries is very essential.
It should be noted that as a result of the meetings of Commission, main areas of cooperation between the institutions, agencies and organizations of the two countries were identified. By reviewing the process of socio-economic, scientific and cultural cooperation, the Sides highlighted the possibility of joint utilization of resources for mutually beneficial cooperation.
Also, it was identified that cooperation in trade, industry, energy, transport, agriculture, oil and gas have more potentials, strengthening of which will lead to the increasing of turnover between two countries.
Turnover between two States: First of all it should be noted that trade exchange between two countries is increasing consistently. Even in 2009, despite of world crises, the level of turnover between two countries increased.
According to the Statistical Agency of the Republic of Tajikistan, the overall volume of turnover with Islamic Republic of Iran during last 11 years figures up 1 billion 455 mln., which is 116 % more than in 2002 (43,6 mln.)
Export: Aluminum, cotton, fruits, silk, beans, metals, plums, etc.
Import: chicken meat, sugar, eggs, vegetable oil, tea, butter, macaroni, chocolate, confectionary, manufactured meat, soap, plastic products, pharmaceuticals, cement, glass-work, electric products and road vehicles.