IRAN — Iran is planning a sale of some of the handicraft goods it uses to make it as a consumer of handicraft and other products, according to an Iranian news report.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s office said the plan to sell Iranian handicraft items to Chinese manufacturers was discussed during a meeting on Thursday, the state-run IRNA news agency reported.
The plan was discussed at the meeting between the Iranian and Chinese leaders, the report said.
Last year, Iran began selling products to Chinese companies, including fabric, carpets and furniture.
Iran has already sold goods made in Iran to foreign countries.
But it has yet to sell to foreign companies.
Iran is currently the largest importer of goods to China, according a report released last year by the Institute of International Relations in London.
The report estimated that Iranian imports in 2015 totaled around $10 billion, a decrease of more than 30 percent from 2014.