Iran, China sign MOU on cooperation in handicrafts market

January 24, 2011 - 0:0

TEHRAN -- China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology signed a memorandum of understanding with an official of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization for cooperation in Iran’s handicrafts market.

Iranian merchants from Isfahan and Kerman provinces and the Khorasan region accompanied officials to China, where they discussed ways to improve materials and packaging of Persian handicrafts, Tahmineh Daniali, the acting deputy manager of the Handicrafts and Persian Traditional Arts Department of the CHTHO told the Persian service of IRNA.
“Finding solutions for problems in the national handicrafts market in Iran is one of the main goals of our meetings,” she added.
“We also discussed possible ways for boosting Persian carpet sales in China and other countries,” she added.
According to the Persian service of MNA, several Iranian provinces in Iran which are the main markets for Iranian handicrafts, namely Isfahan, Gilan, Fars and Hamedan have become market places for Chinese products.
Over the past decade, Chinese goods have infiltrated into the Iranian market, leading to many bankruptcies in the agricultural sector and in various industries, such as textiles, shoe-making, and the handicrafts industries.