The 1st exhibition of cellphones, computers, audiovisual equipment and related accessories called "ITEX Shopper" is being held in
More than 180 domestic and foreign companies have participated in the exhibition.
Participants have displayed products, including television sets, home cinemas, digital cameras, car audio systems, notebooks and laptops, software, hardware, smart cellphones, tablets, cellphone software and hardware and related accessories.
Also, in the fields of network security, office automation and digital entertainment products, including network equipment, modems, printers, scanners, central telephones and related software, hardware and accessories are been displayed.
The companies are also showcasing their capabilities in providing ADSL and Wimax services.
He added that since producers are directly presenting the goods, the customers can purchase them at lower prices.
Dorosti listed the advantages of the exhibition as supporting producers, avoiding price hike, increasing the purchasing ability of people, balancing prices and preparing the ground for technology growth.
"Only goods with 'Shabnam' hologram are being showcased in the expo," he said.
To take part in the exhibition, all the participants have obtained permits from related guild associations and observe the market rules.
In this exhibition, he said, the companies are selling the products at 15 to 25 percent lower prices.
Referring to the participation of major East Asian companies involved in Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Husseini said currently, major European and American ICT companies have transferred their production units to East Asian countries, including
The official noted that ICT production is growing in the country, noting that in certain fields Iranian products do not have the ability to compete with their foreign counterparts.
However, he said, with regard to consumer products such as printer cartridges and inks, domestic companies have had a better performance and even export their goods.
Husseini said that due to the monopoly of certain giant companies in the production of integrated circuits, microprocessors and other spare parts, it is not economical to enter this field.
"In these sectors, we are mainly involved in assembling the products," he said.
He said a high demand exists in the country for ICT products.
"Some 10 to 15 percent of Iranian families' annual income are spent on ICT products," he said.
Husseini stressed that 20 percent of ICT products available in the domestic market are smuggled due to the high customs tariffs.
ITEX Shopper, which opened on
Foreign, Domestic Firms In ITEX Shopper
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