The Latest Developments on INSTEX
The Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX) is a European special-purpose vehicle (SPV) established in January 2019. Its mission is to facilitate non-USD transactions and non-SWIFT to avoid breaking U.S. sanctions. It was particularly established in order facilitate trade exchange with Iran following recent US sanctions and to encourage Iran to remain committed to its commitments under JCPOA. It was introduced on January 31 by France, Germany and Britain, the three countries party to the 2015 nuclear deal.