Secretary of the Council of Public Culture, Mansour Vaezi, said that
Following the approval of the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution, advertising foreign goods and services with domestic rivals is banned.
He added that the ban even extends to Iranian “goods and services with a foreign name.” Vaezi said that the law also covers all domestic goods and products manufactured through joint ventures between Iranian and foreign companies, underlining that all such goods, products and services should bear an Iranian name in accordance with the law. He added,
Advertising of such foreign goods and services is only allowed in Farsi, and they should not be advertised on city and intercity highway billboards, pedestrian bridges or electronic boards. The approval is deemed as a first move in support of domestic production as ordered by the Supreme Leader. Khamenei named the new Iranian year as the “Year of National Production, Supporting Iranian Labor and Capital.