ILO Staff

THE RECENT NEWS RESPECTING THE NEW ROUND OF SANCTIONS AGAINST IRAN

At first glance, it is worth considering that November 4, 2018 marked as the final day of the 180 days’ period regarding Donald Trump’s May 8, 2018 decision to suspend the USA participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Subsequently, on November 5, 2018, the USA re-imposed the sanctions on the Islamic Republic of Iran. The recent sanctions target the critical sectors of Iran’s economy such as the energy, shipping, shipbuilding and financial sectors.

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Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT)

The number of Bilateral Investment Treaties (BIT) ratified by developing countries has significantly increased. BITs have actually had an important role in attracting the foreign direct investment (FDI) to signatory countries.

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A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF INCOTERMS

Incoterms is a standard set of rules creating in the year 1936 by International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) which is used by the traders, buyers, sellers, banks, governments and indeed anyone involved in the supply chain of delivering goods. In general, Incoterms covers the tasks involved in shipping, responsibility of risks, insurance duties, customs clearance and taxes.

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The new mechanism for importation of durable capital goods and consumables

The Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade (the “Ministry”) has adopted a new mechanism for the importation of durable capital goods and consumables on 07 October 2018 through the Minister’s letter No. 60/187245 of the same date requiring the registration of branch(es) or representative office(s) for the purpose of importing the durable capital and consumable goods (the “Goods”).

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Legal Environment of Electronic and High-Tech Startups in Iran

Startup is a buzzword of our era and recently governments all around the world look at it as a hero to defeat unemployment and economic stagnation. They encourage creative young graduates to start their own business instead of looking for a monthly stipend job by easing the legal environment of startups.

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