News ID: 233116
Published: 0334 GMT October 21, 2018

Handicraft exports up 9.5%

Handicraft exports up 9.5%

Iran's handicrafts exports increased by 9.5 percent in the six months to September 22 compared to the figure for the same period last year, said the head of Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of Iran (ICHHTO).

Ali Asghar Monesan told a group of tourism activists, craft artists and cultural heritage lovers in Isfahan Province on Sunday that the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) has exempted handicraft exporters from transferring hard currency to the NIMA system as an incentive to exporters, reported IRNA.

He underlined the need for further marketing and sales of handicrafts and added, "Last year, we spoke of commercializing the relevant department to focus on designing on the basis of customer's taste, brand building and packaging, so that we could have more markets at our disposal."

Monesan also referred to the development of the tourism industry in the country, and said, "Despite the foreign media propaganda against Iran, foreign tourists who have traveled to Iran and seen the realities in our country have become ambassadors to introduce our country and change the negative image created against Iran's people."


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