Iran’s chamber of commerce taps into foreign experience to promote business.
The Research Institute of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) has launched a business clinic in cooperation with Japan’s International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and John Hopkins University to offer consultation services to entrepreneurs.
According to the Public Relations Department of ICCIMA, the clinic which brings together 17 committees, was launched on September 10 at a ceremony attended by ICCIMA Secretary General Hossein Noghrehkar Shirazi.
At the ceremony, Hossein Mir-Mohammad Sadeghi, who leads the ICCIMA’s Research Institute, said, “In light of the fact that promotion of productivity cannot happen overnight, the experience the Japanese have gained in the wake of the Second World War can be very useful in this regard.”
He further said the clinic can dish out economic consultations to entrepreneurs and act in tandem with universities as far as education goes. “The project is designed to help identify target markets, pinpoint the weaknesses of the market, promote productivity, help develop new concepts in management and a better understanding of business rules, promote energy productivity management, offer financial and ISO-related counseling, and identify advertisement best practices.”