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EghtesadOnline: Head of Iran's National Carpet Center Hamid Karegar said on Sunday that Iran resumed carpet exports to the US in the wake of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

He made the remarks in a meeting with Gazvin Governor General Fereydoun Hemmati.

Karegar put the value of carpet exports to the US at 50 million dollars, which was zero last year, IRNA reported.

Noting the carpet exports to China have also increased in recent years, Karegar said that over the past five year, carpet exports to the country surged to eight million dollars from 8000 dollars.

The official further noted that sanctions affected the carpet exports but in the wake of implementation of JCPOA, the exports made surge, he said.

Iran's carpet industry dates back to 3,000 years ago and currently, one million artists are engaged in the industry, Karegar said.

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