Market promotion activities of ITPO enable Iranian companies to identify new marketing opportunities for their goods & services and educate exporters about target markets characteristics.
ITPO organizes trade missions to major existing and emerging markets. By participating in these missions, Iranian companies can develop business contacts and network with foreign officials, business leaders and international buyers.
ITPO's trade mission program is undertaken mainly for the needs of small and medium-sized companies to penetrate world market. ITPO also holds meetings with the foreign trade delegations visiting Iran
International Trade Cooperation
ITPO places special emphasis on developing and maintaining cooperative relationships with TPOs (Trade Promotion Organizations) as well as major international organizations to facilitate trade on a reciprocal basis.Cooperation activities include trade information exchange, organizing trade promotional events, joint research, and provision of facilities.
Collecting Information to Serve Business Better
ITPO undertakes comprehensive world market research activities and monitors the economic environment as it impacts on trade trends. ITPO also studies world trade issues, business trends, and new management strategies. This helps ITPO respond promptly to the fast changing world trade environment and assist firms to operate effectively in international markets.
ITPO disseminates information on foreign markets and business opportunities to Iranian SMEs. Reports covering changes in trade trends, competitors' activities, new business opportunities, trade policies and regulations are also made available to Iranian companies.
ITPO responds to trade-related enquiries from foreign buyers, trade associations, chambers of commerce, foreign missions in Iran, business visitors to Iran as well as Iran Business Community. The trade enquiries from foreign buyers are disseminated to Iranian companies and the related Associations. ITPO through its website disseminates trade enquiries from foreign companies wishing to source for Iran products and services.
Virtual Access to the Market
The era of the lnternet is changing the way people communicate and form relationships. These changes will accelerate in the 21st century, resulting in borderless, unlimited competition that demands new ways of thinking and behaving. At ITPO, we are fully prepared for this changing business environment. Our website enables our current and prospective business partners to be in contact with us 24 hours a day, seven days a week. ITPO's website provides the country's largest database specializing in trade information. The information services offer up-to-date economic & trade statistics, market and investment conditions in Iran and international trade issues.
Exemplary Exporters Award
The Exemplary Exporters Award is presented annually by the government to Iranian Exporting companies. These awards are recognition of a company's exceptional contribution towards export development and performance. ITPO is involved in evaluating candidates for the award.
Business Training & Seminars
ITPO organizes seminars and workshops to nurture new exporters and update existing exporters on trade developments and business opportunities in international markets. The topics covered include: export opportunities in new and emerging markets, trade regimes and procedures, product promotion, skills in international marketing and e-commerce. ITPO hosts seminars and workshops to better promote communications and the sharing of information among related organizations, and distributes a variety of publications dealing with information on both Iran and foreign markets and products.
The Business Library of ITPO provides a wide variety of trade information. The library collection includes trade directories, periodicals, books, statistical publications and CD-ROMs. Visitors to the Library have access to ITPO's online website and its databases.
ITPO produces trade publications for international and domestic circulation. These include Iran Export Directory, Iran Trade Yellow Page, Made in Iran Directory and Sectoral Directories in the fields of Agriculture, Industry & Mine, Technical & Engineering Services, Carpet & Handicrafts and also a calendar of major Trade Events in the country. Most publications are produced in English, and other selected languages.
Trade Fairs & Exhibitions
ITPO issues permission for organizing domestic & International exhibitions in Iran and also participation of Iranian companies in international trade fairs and exhibitions abroad.ITPO also supports participation of Iranian SMEs in international events for displaying their growing diversity and sophistication of products and services.