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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: 21 Jan 2013

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United Nation Security Council and Australian targeted sanctions on Iran

Australia enforces both United Nations Security Council as well as autonomously imposed sanctions that restricts a range of commercial activities with Iran and 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. We also recommend you obtain independent legal advice before making commercial decisions involving trade or commercial transactions with Iran.

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Country Profile

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    Iran is a significant regional economy with a large and fast-growing population (estimated at around 74 million people) and some of the world's largest oil and gas reserves.
    » read more at DFAT
    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
    Australia's bilateral relationship with Iran is long-standing, with an historically strong trade relationship. We continue to engage in dialogue on a range of important issues.
    » read more at DFAT

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OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

Multinational Enterprises should be aware of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises that provide voluntary principles and standards for responsible business behaviour in a variety of areas, consistent with applicable domestic laws. These Guidelines are endorsed and promoted by the Australian Government. For more information, go to the AusNCP website.

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