CHAPTER THREE:Economy Competitiveness
> Article 37
In order to create a favorable atmosphere and suitable grounds for promoting competitiveness and productivity of the labor force by an average increase rate of three and half percent (3.5%) per annum and an average growth rate of ten point seven percent (10.7%) per year for export of the non-oil goods, and enhancing export share of high tech products in the total of non-oil export from two percent (2%) to six percent (6%), government is charged with taking the following actions:
A. Prepare legal, legislative, economic, commercial and technical systems in such a way as to strengthen economic competitiveness.
B. Support and protect production of goods and services in the modern and forerunning technological areas of the country, through allocation of a part of the government's demand to purchase these products.
C. Lay the foundation for participation of the professional/specialized/non-government organizations (NGOs) in different sectors in the relevant planning and policy making processes.
D. Develop and/or create advance commercial, technical, financial, banking and insurance services.
Developmental organizations authorized to make joint investment with the non-government sector on the basis of their charters, are prevented from competition with the non-government sector and shall put in order their activities solely toward strengthening investment by the non-government sectors and getting out of the said investment within the shortest possible time.
(Insurance certificates issued by the insurance undertakers shall be valid as securities for the banking financing.
A.Government is charged with submitting to the Islamic Consultative Assembly a bill designed to facilitate competitive conditions and anti-monopoly in the economic fields in which there exist natural legal monopoly, as well as in the areas where new monopoly, emanating from economic development network and information technology and communications is created, by the end of the first year of the fourth plan, while observing the rights of the citizenry.
B.The "Law of the Manner of Distribution of Sugar and Cane Sugar Products of the Country's (sugar) Plants, enacted on 18/04/1974 and its subsequent amendments" shall be suspended during the fourth economic, social and cultural development plan of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Government is bound to take the following actions during the fourth plan period toward restructuring and renovating the economic sector:
A. Restructuring and reorganizing economic enterprises and promoting their competitiveness through the following actions: