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Nissan

Industry: 
Automotive
Value of USG Contracts: 
19
Symbol: 
TYO:7201
States: 
CA
GA
MI
MS
NY
TN
TX
Country: 
Japan
Contact Information: 

john.schilling@nissan-usa.com (PR Senior Manager); Darryll.harrison@nissan-usa.com (PR Manager); alan.buddendeck@mail.nissan.co.jp (Corporate Vice President of Global Communications and Investor Relations); scott.stevens@nissan-usa.com (Vice President Corporate Communications)

Sources: 

"The Trade Promotion Organization of Iran has announced the list of cars which are allowed to be imported in the current Iranian year, but renowned brands such as Porsche, Benz, BMW, Maserati, and Nissan are not in the list, ISNA news agency reported." (AzerNews, "Iran bans imports of renowned car brands," 5/27/2013) 

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"Such car brands as Nissan, Peugeot (sedan and hatchback), Toyota for several reasons, stopped their car manufacturing in Iran several months ago. Because French Peugeot Company and Iran Khodro stopped the co-operation, the manufacturing of Peugeot 206 in Iran has stopped. As for Nissan's Maxima brand, the giant car manufacturer from Japan halted its business in Iran after 11 years. However, in both cases with Nissan and Peugeot, several models are still being sold in Iran, such as Peugeot's 405 model, and Nissan's Teana. The report said that aside from Nissan and Peugeot, such car brands as Chinese Lifan, Mazda, Suzuki, and Hyundai are still being manufactured in Iran." (Trend, "Five reasons why Iran's car manufacturing suffers blow after blow," 11/27/2012)

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"A US activist group on Wednesday urged French automaker Renault and its Japanese partner Nissan to pull their business out of Iran because of its suspected program to develop nuclear weapons. In an open letter to Carlos Ghosn, the Renault-Nissan Alliance's chief executive officer, the advocacy group United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) said, 'Renault's business dealings in Iran directly support the Iranian regime's ability to develop its illegal nuclear weapons program, support its terrorist proxies and puruse a brutal campaign of repression against the Iranian people.'... The UANI letter said it was 'disturbing' that Nissan was getting a contract valued at about $1 billion to manufacture a new fleet of New York City taxis while the automaker continues to do business in Iran. 'New York taxpayer dollars should not benefit a corporation, like Nissan, that partners with a regime that is the world's number one state sponsor of terror and has formed an alliance with al-Qaeda,' UANI said." (AFP, "US activists pressure Renault-Nissan to leave Iran," 4/5/2012)

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"Nissan has a longtime relationship with the Iranian car company Pars Khodro Co., which has been producing Nissan cars and trucks for the Japanese company for sale in Iran since at least 1987. Nissan also does business with the United States government, selling the Department of Defense cars and trucks." From 2000-2009, the company was the recipient of $15.7 million US federal funds.  Their investments in Iran are currently active.  (The New York Times, "Profiting from Iran, and the US," 3/6/2010)

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Nissan has a production facility in Tehran with Pars Khodro, a major Iranian automobile manufacturer. In 2008, Pars Khodro manufactured the Nissan Pickup, Maxima and Paladin in this facility. In 2007, Pars Khodro produced 7,967 Nissan vehicles. (Nissan, “Profile 2008”)

Pars Khodro lists on its website that it sells and/or manufactures the Nissan Murano, Maxima, Pickup, Roniz [Paladin] and Teana car models. (Company Website)

Nissan Murano in Iran
Nissan Murano in Iran (Courtesy of IranSupercars)