U.S. – Iran Chamber of Commerce: Early attraction signals

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Elnaz Golyabi

Published
23 December 2015

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U.S. - Iran Chamber of Commerce: Early attraction signals

Few days after the historic nuclear deal between Iran and P5 1, the "United States - Iran Chamber of commerce" website is gaining more and more clicks every day. In an early flirt attempt, U.S. Business owners seem to be stepping ahead, not to be overtaken by their trans-atlantic counterparts.

The attempt seems to be premature though, considering the U.S. Congress still has to ratify the nuclear deal within 60 days, and even if done, only UNSC sanctions will be lifted - and not the unilateral economic U.S. sanctions imposed to Iran in 1995.

Iran's International chamber of commerce secretary general in an interview with Shargh Daily stated that no agreement has been reached yet between the two countries' chambers of commerce and the website seems to be related to a company which has chosen the "United States - Iran Chamber of commerce" name on its own: this would be legally possible only after the Americans lift unilateral sanctions against Iran.

This said, even the assumption of a conglomerate American businessmen trying to establish contact with Iran under the "United States - Iran Chamber of commerce" camouflage, testifies of the eagerness of the two sides to trigger business ties despite the strong headwinds. Early signs had already been detected when few U.S. businessmen attended the Iran EU conference organized by Ravand Institute few days ago in Vienna.