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Business Reforms in Iran, Islamic Rep.

= Doing Business reform making it easier to do business. Negative =  Change making it more difficult to do business.

DB2018

Getting Credit: The Islamic Republic of Iran improved access to credit information by reporting data on credit payments from an automobile retailer.

DB2017

Trading across Borders: The Islamic Republic of Iran made exporting and importing easier by improving and expanding the services offered by the national single window.

DB2015

Starting a Business: The Islamic Republic of Iran made starting a business easier by streamlining the name reservation and company registration procedures.

Getting Electricity: The Islamic Republic of Iran made getting electricity easier by eliminating the need for customers to obtain an excavation permit for electricity connection works.

DB2013

Starting a Business: The Islamic Republic of Iran made starting a business more difficult by requiring company founders to obtain a criminal record clearance to register a new company.

Protecting Minority Investors: The Islamic Republic of Iran strengthened investor protections by requiring greater immediate disclosure of related-party transactions.

DB2011

Starting a Business: The Islamic Republic of Iran eased business start-up by installing a web portal allowing entrepreneurs to search for and reserve a unique company name.

Getting Credit: The establishment of a new private credit bureau improved access to credit information.

Enforcing Contracts: The Islamic Republic of Iran made enforcing contracts easier and faster by introducing electronic filing of some documents, text message notification and an electronic case management system.

DB2010

Starting a Business: The Islamic Republic of Iran simplified business start-up by introducing an electronic registration system.

Dealing with Construction Permits: The Islamic Republic of Iran made dealing with construction permits easier by introducing electronic service offices in Tehran; streamlining the process of obtaining location approvals, building permits and building completion certificates; and reducing the time needed to obtain water and electricity connections.

Paying Taxes: The Islamic Republic of Iran made paying taxes easier for companies by converting the sales tax into value added tax.

Trading across Borders: The Islamic Republic of Iran reduced the time for exporting and importing through the installation of scanners at the port of Shahid Rajaee and the reorganization of customs clearance offices to separate inspections of special goods (chemicals, petroleum) from those of general goods.