Tahanpour added that the companies with which Iran was negotiating to the same effect were mainly from Germany, France and Italy. However, he did not name them.
He further said that the target products in the plan included washing machines, dishwashers and water heaters.
He said that the agreement envisaged exporting 70 percent of products and supplying the rest to the domestic market.
Tahanpour also said discussions were underway to prepare the grounds for online sales of the products that would be produced through planned joint ventures with European brands, Iran‘s Tasnim news agency reported.
Elsewhere in his remarks, the official said that Iranian companies had over the past year made major strides to improve the quality of household products they were producing.
Tahanpour further described as “satisfactory” the status of domestic producers of household products such as televisions, washing machines, refrigerators and freezers.