The Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance said that the set of general policies of the Resistance Economy announced by the Supreme Leader is comprehensive.
(SHADA: TEHRAN) -- Farhad Dejpasand stated in an interview with Radio Eghtesad: The Supreme Leader has considered various aspects of the need for change in the economy in the general policies of the Resistance Economy.
Despite the imposition of the worst, most oppressive, and most complex type of sanctions on the country, the volumes of foreign trade in 1398 and 1397 do not differ much, he added.
Despite all the international sanctions and pressures, the country has been able to import about 43 to 44 billion dollars' worth of goods, as well as more than 41 billion dollars in non-oil exports, which shows the high capacity of Iran's economy, the Minister noted.
The Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance said that 85% of the country's total imports are related to intermediate goods, capital goods and raw materials.
The country's agricultural sector has experienced good growth in recent years, despite all the difficulties and problems, Dejpasand stated.
The Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance continued the interview by pointing to the issue of improving the business environment in the country and said: Deregulation is one of the categories related to improving the business environment.
Reducing the government's presence in the economy in terms of economic ownership is another very important factor in this regard, which can be done via transfers, he added.
Fortunately, good measures have been taken in the country in recent years in the field of deregulation and facilitation of licensing to set up and facilitate business activities, Dejpasand said.
Currently, the country's licensing site (G4B.ir) has covered fifty-two percent of the licenses, so that business applicants no longer need to go to offices in person; in other words, all processes are done electronically, he continued.
Stating that there are all kinds of models and methods for transferring assets, he said: Government assets were temporarily transferred in the form of auctions and there were many comments on it, but fortunately there has been a major overhaul of the method of transferring government assets.
Dejpasand noted that the transfers will be made through the stock exchange as much as possible, because the stock exchange is a transparent, glassy and highly competitive environment.
Apart from this, comprehensive methods such as exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have been designed and implemented, the Minister of Economy said.
Underwriting the Frist Financial Intermediate Investment Fund, which has recently started in the country, is one of these cases, he added.
The remaining government shares in Mellat, Tejarat and Saderat banks and Alborz Insurance Company and Amin Reinsurance Company are being transferred in the form of the First Financial Intermediate Investment Fund through underwriting, Dejpasand stated.