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Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Isfahan
  • Imports from Iran A$28 million
  • Exports to Iran A$302 million
  • Capital Tehran
  • Official Language Farsi (Persian)
  • Area 1,648,000 sq km
  • Population 77 million

Last updated: 5 May 2015

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Doing Business

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) provides advice for business travellers and tourists going to Iran. This is regularly updated and should be checked before planned travel.

Australia has enforced United Nations Security Council as well as autonomously imposed sanctions that restrict a range of commercial activities within Iran as well as with Iranian individuals and entities. If you are considering commercial or other dealings with Iran we recommend that you familiarise yourself with the operation of these sanctions and obtain independent legal advice before making commercial decisions with respect to Iran.

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  • ECONOMIC CLIMATE
    Iran is a significant regional economy with a large and fast-growing population (estimated to be over 77 million) and some of the world's largest oil and gas reserves.
    » read more at DFAT
  • POLITICAL CLIMATE
    The value of Australia's two-way trade with Iran was $330 million in 2013-14. Traditionally, Iran has been one of Australia's leading wheat export destinations. Other Australian agricultural exports to Iran include meat, dairy products and wool.
    » read more at DFAT
  • TRADE RELATIONS
    The 1979 Islamic revolution transformed Iran, abolishing the monarchy and establishing an Islamic Republic. The political system now comprises both elected and unelected institutions.
    » read more at DFAT

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