By: Trends Editorial Team
Sharif Nezam Mafi, chairman of the board of the Iran- Switzerland Chamber of Commerce
It is clear that Iran has great potential for development in foreign markets due to various reasons, including population, geographical location and resources. However, political conditions and sanctions in recent years have kept this potential at bay. Iranian traders, despite their capabilities, have lost competitive advantage in global markets. In other words, the phrase “made in Iran” is not an advantage.
It seems that the necessary measures should be taken to turn the made in Iran phrase into an advantage so that companies can gain their position in terms of quality and branding in global and regional markets.
In this regard, the Iran-Switzerland Chamber of Commerce (ISCC), in collaboration with Saman Bank, try to fill this credit gap by accrediting Iranian companies. Through this service, ISCC provides:
-Specific label (to use on the product box)
– comprehensive report in English
In order to give foreign traders more confidence for business participation, Saman Bank also evaluates the financial and banking credit of the company.
This validation is based on three Grades:
Validity, Export / Import and Gold. The indicators evaluated in each of these categories show one of the credit levels of each company.
And finally, the advantage of using this credit for members is that:
- Build credibility in the field of international trade through the Iran- Switzerland Chamber of Commerce.
- Create added value for their brand by using the Iran-Switzerland Chamber of Commerce label.
- Introduce your company easily by sending an English report to establish initial contact with foreign traders.
- The company’s credit rating includes systematic analysis of credit data and information, including the number of employees, the company’s registration, review of the board structure and ownership, etc. at the Validity level.
- Export /Import grade is based on the company’s foreign trade history and its reputation in global markets, as well as having the standards and certificates required for foreign trade.
- In the Gold grade, it first examines the level of active economic participation in the relevant market and then combines it with two factors of credit and the company’s position in the economic field. This evaluation is to introduce the top companies in the country.