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The Relations Between Italy and Iran within the New Economic Context: Non-Oil Sectors, SMES’ Role, EU Support

July 22, 2020 @ 3:00 am - 5:00 am

Countries from all over the world are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic at different stages, in the attempt of protecting their population while minimizing economic impacts. Many of them have left behind the peak of the emergency and they are now putting their best efforts to bring back economies, international relations and societies to normality. Or to a new normality.

Iran, on its part, has also been coping with the unilateral withdrawal of the US administration from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and the decision of re-imposing primary and secondary sanctions on Iranians entities and individuals. As a reaction, Iran has been working to strengthen local industries so to reduce dependence from abroad. This has deeply impacted on the way the Country relates with international players

Italy boasts a long and privileged relation with Iran, marked by friendly relations and intense trade that are now exposed to the risk of secondary sanctions. Europe has been working to support the JCPOA and the relations between EU members and Iran. On top of the blocking statues and INSTEX, the European Commission deployed programs to aid Iranian enterprises and European companies interested in doing business with the Islamic Republic.

In the midst of the global attempt to recover from the COVID pandemic and two years after the US withdrawal from the JCPOA, the initiative aims at taking stock of the situation through a high-level Round Table that will gather representatives from institutions and enterprises of the two countries, followed by a Business Networking session meant to promote interactions among participants.

The event will be entirely held on Ambrosetti digital platform, an online tool designed to both live stream the contents of the Round Table and to effectively allow participants to interact with each other, including the possibility of scheduling individual meetings and holding 1 to 1 private video conferences.


July 22, 2020
3:00 am - 5:00 am


The European House Ambrosetti