Last month, the Research Center of the Islamic Consultative Assembly published a report on the advantages and disadvantages of business cards in Iran, and talked about the ways in which some countries have considered alternatives to business. In this article, we will discuss the applications and cases of business card abuse in international trade. Be with Artan Press.
Now, a report from the Iranian Chamber of Commerce has been published in response to the Research Center of the Islamic Consultative Assembly, which you can read below.
*** The nature and requirement of a business card
According to the report, the emergence of business and legal cards that are lost to the government in this regard could be a reason for other phenomena that occur, such as problematic exchange and trade policies, businesses with a non-environmental environment. The standard is cumbersome rules as well as the use of a person’s business card by others.
*** Functions of business card in Iran
To work in the field of export and import, one of the main documents is to have a business card. Having this card and according to Article 3 of the Law on Export and Import Regulations, any person, whether natural or legal, can do business, export and import. Give. What is now called a business card has been legally approved in the country since 1334, and the existence of this card became mandatory and necessary for export and import in accordance with the laws of Note 1 of Article (18) of the Executive Regulations of the Export and Production Promotion Law approved in 1334.
After the revolution, according to Article (2) of the Law on Export and Import Regulations approved in 1987, the existence of this card is still required for foreign trade, and in 1993, in Article (3) of the Export and Import Regulations, although changes were made in its laws, It has been necessary. Membership in the Chamber of Commerce is still a prerequisite for having a card.
Things that can now be done with a business card: registering all kinds of orders and allocating currency for it, importing from free zones to the country of origin, engaging in customs clearance, using it as a guarantee in banks, registering foreign trademarks ( Non-Persian) in Iran, issuance of membership certificate and issuance of certificate of origin
In addition to what has been said as the main features of the business card, this card also has other functions, for example, legal advice services can be received, having the possibility of resolving disputes with government authorities and having the possibility of arbitration in Dispute terms with other economic actors for its holders
*** Other country licenses in connection with international trade
In most of the different countries of the world, with a simple glance, one can understand that there is to know people in the field of foreign trade. Any company that wants to operate in this field is subject to having a valid license or licenses, which can vary depending on the economic laws of each country. To follow the path of having these licenses, each country is different according to its level of development, so that the first world and developed countries have fewer steps to obtain these licenses.
In recent years, many articles and reports have been presented on the quality and efficiency of business card issuance, but these reports are not consistent with the reality of today’s business statistics, so the weakness in the regulatory processes for issuing business cards can be clearly seen. Issuance of business cards and how to monitor their performance / with high priority requires transparency from the issuers of these cards. Over the years, we have seen the issuance of cards to people who have no specialization in international trade, and these cards have facilitated money laundering.
*** Business card weaknesses
The weakness of business cards in the current situation is the lack of common discourse among policymakers in this area. Some are trying to speed up the country’s export and prosperity by facilitating the process of creating business cards, but others believe that the issuance of these cards has not only not contributed to the country’s economic growth, but has also been a way to spend currency unnecessarily. And it has wasted a lot of the country’s dollar capital on unnecessary things.
Commercial cards are inherently a good tool for creating the business route of Iranian businessmen, but extensive studies should be done on its presentation model and verification of merchants’ performance. We also suggest that reasonable prerequisites be prepared for presenting this card.
In recent years, tests for entering stock exchange transactions are held by the Stock Exchange and Securities Organization of the country. Despite the weaknesses in this test, but a way is prepared to assess the ability of individuals to enter the capital market. If a business card is issued, we will see better performance of this tool.
*** Suggestions for improving foreign trade
Our other suggestion is that the government announces its list of essential imported goods every year and allocates the business card to people who provide a suitable justification plan for the import of this item of goods and services. In this case, the business card belongs not only to qualified merchants. Resume is considered for these people and competition b The vote to solve the problem of basic goods has reduced the cost of supplying them, and this is a win-win scenario.
Another important issue regarding the business card in the current situation is the creation of an international identity for Iranian businessmen. By presenting the business card of foreign parties, Iranian businessmen are recognized. Therefore, this card should be strengthened as much as possible. However, there are challenges regarding the issuance and renewal of business cards in the country, and the prolongation of this process can be a serious threat to Iranian businessmen.
We will briefly discuss the most important issues that need to be planned by the government
*** Business card issuance and renewal process
The biggest problem with the business card issuance and renewal process is the legislative debate in this area. For example, there is no mechanism to reduce the time of this process. By examining the business card issuance process, we find that the process of handling tax, social security, foreign exchange obligations, customs disputes, etc. and obtaining the relevant certificates is very difficult, long and sometimes costly. It also interrupts the process of issuing or renewing a business card.
The next damage that is caused by the issuance of business cards is the issue of government rights being violated. The government has made things difficult for those in charge.
Disposable business cards alone carry a regulatory vacuum regarding merchants’ obligations to the government.
Guarantee support for business cards alone can not be considered as an effective solution in the field of merchants’ export qualification, so this issue has caused marginal problems and non-return of currency from exports, so the Chamber of Commerce should cooperate with the agencies in charge of the warranty method. Change business cards.
*** Receiving a business card is subject to room membership
Recently, it was suggested that receiving a business card be conditional on membership in a room, but with a realistic look at this issue, we see the selection and appointment of people according to taste, so this approach can not be a comprehensive answer to solve business card problems. And rent in the issuance of business cards.
The next challenge with business cards is the lack of adequate studies on how to implement them in neighboring and developed countries. For example, there are very successful examples in China, Austria, Turkey and the UAE, but these studies Sometimes it is done as an island and does not comply with Iran’s international trade model and must be localized
The approach of the Chamber of Commerce regarding the issuance of cards and other activities assigned to this institution is interactive and has never been in conflict with other bodies involved. This has caused the challenges and complexity of the rules regarding the issuance of business cards. Therefore, in the current situation, reforming some activities and issuing conditions for large cards is inevitable
Certainly, the existence of business cards is a tested tool in the field of business prosperity, and if this tool is provided to merchants properly and with the aim of improving the business environment, it alone can meet many of Iran’s business needs and basic goods.
این مطلب بدون برچسب می باشد.