Iran Center for e-Commerce Development


Based on article 80 and article 86 of e-Commerce law -adopted in 2003- and resolution adopted by Cabinet of Ministers at a meeting dated 8/26/2009 and according to the joint proposal of the former Ministry of Commerce and the former department of management development and Human Resources of the president, The Statute of Iran Center for e-Commerce Development (ICeCD) was approved.

Accordingly, the establishment, implementation and development of e-commerce in the country, using national and international instruments and standards, in accordance with Iranian and Islamic culture and supporting the activities of e-commerce, and promoting the level of application of information and communication technology in economics and commerce, have been assigned to ICeCD.

Currently, ICeCD is responsible for implementation and development of five national systems, including Public e-Procurement System, Comprehensive e-commerce system, eTrust Seal (eNAMAD), Root Certification Authority (GRCA) and Intermediate Certification Authority (GICA).

Islamic Republic of IRAN Governmental Root Certification Authority

GRCA (Governmental Root Certificate Authority) is the trusted point of public key infrastructure (PKI) of IRAN for monitoring and management of digital certificate issuance. The main goals of GRCA is security development in the information exchange area, authentication in cyberspace at national and international levels and ultimately building confidence in the use of electronic services.

GRCA is also responsible for all aspects of issuance and management of Intermediate CAs certificate, including monitoring registration processes, authentication, issuing and revocation of certificates.

General Governmental Intermediate Certification Authority

General Governmental Intermediate Certification Authority (GICA) is a center that provides digital certificates for various usages. Certification Authority of Ministry of Commerce was established in 2008. GICA is the first intermediate CA of IRAN Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) that obtained its license from “Digital certificate policy council” in order to issue digital certificates for public and private sectors.

GICA developed its services gradually and now is issuing digital certificates in the following usages: 1.Digital Signature 2.SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) 3.Secure Email 4.Code Signing

GICA also provides services such as OCSP (Online Certificate Status Protocol), TSA (Time Stamping Authority) and LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) for its applicants.

Iran Commercial Cyber Security Office

Iran Commercial Cyber Security Office called "AFTAT" was established in order to ensure the possibility of interaction and reliability of interoperations between components and actors of Iran's public key infrastructure, and also to use maximum of capabilities to produce reliable products related to PKI in order to comply with National standards which are harmonized with international standards and ultimately setting up several laboratories (such as NIST or CC Laboratories) to test and evaluate every hardware and software which are used  in PKI according to PKI standards.

Iran eTrust Seal (eNAMAD)

E-Trust Seal is a symbol of trust; when an e-Commerce website displays the seal, one might ensure that the website has been accredited by a government body and can be trusted thereby improving customer trust in cyber space.

eNAMAD could be a one to five star seal granted to eligible e-Commerce websites. E-Trust seal issuance for Iranian e-Commerce websites has been started since 2010 and more than 20,000 websites are registered since then.

 Mission statement of eNAMAD project is as follows:

Considering priorities and national needs, consistent with international experiences and standards and relying on technical knowledge and local expertise, the mission of eNAMAD is organizing, ranking and validation of e-Commerce websites activities, protecting consumer rights in cyberspace for trust building and making the necessary infrastructure for electronic market development.

Iran Public e-Procurement System

IRAN public e-Procurement solution called “SETAD”, is a user-friendly, Internet-based procurement system that allows an integrated approach to electronic procurement which enhances administrative functions related to government organizations (such as ministries, agencies and companies) as well as bidders and suppliers who have completed the registration & approval processes.  In this system it is necessary for the suppliers to specify the specifications & prices of their products.

We believe that SETAD provides transparency and efficiency in the procurement cycle and has a considerable impact on saving time and money.

Iran Comprehensive Trade System

Iran Comprehensive Trade System creates an integrated system for merchants in foreign and domestic trades. Employing this system directs trade exchanges to legal gates and diminishes the smuggling phenomenon.

This system is multi-faceted for import and export processes: it’s a B2B for traders, banks, and insurance bodies. It’s also a G2G and G2B project since comprehensively a governmental body is involved. Ultimately it’s a window among government and all trade parties and related organizations. This system contains two sub-systems and three side systems as follow:

·         Domestic trade sub-system: managing all affairs related to transferring ownership, location and stocking for target products

·         Forging trade sub-system: observing, following up and preventing generation of duplicate data related to all activities including banking, insurance, transportation, licenses, and customs.

·         Track and trace system: managing track and trace identification and answering related inquire.

·         Commodity identification system: Recording product identification data and related certification

·         Warehouse systems: managing entrance and exit  of products from maintenance centers for target products