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Germany, US, rank top among importers of Persian carpet

Managing director of the International Trade Fair of Iran said on Sunday that according to statistics, Germany and the US have ranked first and second respectively among importers of Persian carpets in the past six years.

Hamid Ghavam Shahidi said that the two countries have been followed by Italy, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Japan, Canada and France respectively in terms of importing the Persian carpet.

Promoting appropriate culture, recognizing different tastes, meeting the needs of markets and establishing proper infrastructures to produce carpets for exports and advertisement in global markets are among the factors, which cause an increase of exporting handwoven Persian carpets, he noted.

Ghavam Shahidi emphasized the need for observing spiritual and material values of the handwoven carpet, saying, "We hold international exhibitions with the aim of promoting professional sale of carpets to domestic and foreign businessmen." Pointing to the 16th exhibition of handwoven carpets to be held in Tehran International Trade Fair on August 23-29 in the presence of 400 companies, he added that the event will prepare the ground for signing more contracts on export of the Persian carpet.

... Payvand News - 8/12/07 ... --

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