Iran is one of the world markets that everyone wanted recently to get a share of and with the prospect of Western sanctions being lifted, oil and gas exports picked up significantly and imports began rolling in.
A new trade agreement between Switzerland and Iran appears to be slowly bearing fruit. Exports to Iran grew this year. But despite the lifting of sanctions, Swiss banks still do not do business with the Middle East state.
Iran-Kazakhstan economic ties are of regional importance, with promising areas of growth. In recent years, trade turnover between the two countries was changing, going up and down, but now it seems to have reached a stable level.
The European Union and Britain have not made enough progress to move to the next phase of discussions on a transition period after Brexit or a future trade deal, according to EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier.