Lifting of Iran sanctions could hurt UAE laptop shipments

IDC has said the lifting of US sanctions on some electronic exports to Iran will cause portable PC shipments into the UAE to decline by at least 20%, Gulf News has reported. “Presently, majority of PC market players are still waiting for the official communication regarding this change of law,” Fouad Rafik Charakla, Research Manager at IDC, told the daily. “Until then, no action has been taken by market players. We will continue to see re-exports from Dubai to Iran until then. But if implemented, portable PC shipments into the UAE will decline by at least 20 per cent,” said Charakla.

The US issued a statement on May 30 on the lifting of sanctions on mobile phones, SIM cards, laptops, personal communications tools, modems, routers, tablets, personal computing devices and other gadgets.

via Lifting of Iran sanctions could hurt UAE laptop shipments: IDC | Technology | AMEinfo.com.

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