Trade-Industrial Free Zones

Incentives and advantages for investment in Trade-Industrial Free Zones

  1. Tax exemption for 20 years from the date of operation for all economic activities
  2. Foreign investment and nearly a hundred percent of the amount invested.
  3. Freedom  of travel to  capital and profits
  4. Protection and guarantees for foreign investments.
  5. Abolition of entry visas and easy process of issuance of residence permits for foreigners.
  6. Facilitated regulation on labor relations, employment, and social security.
  7. Possibility of Transfering parts of manufactured goods to the mainland without paying customs duties.
  8. Elimination of paying customs duties on imports from outside to the region and vice versa.
  9. Employing trained and skilled manpower in all different skill levels and professions.
  10. Utilization of raw materials, oil, and gas as feedstock and fuel for all industrial activities.

list of Trade-Industrial Free Zones of the Islamic Republic of Iran is as follows:

  1. Qeshm Trade-Industrial Free Zone
  2. Chabahar Trade-Industrial Free Zone
  3. Aras Trade-Industrial Free Zone
  4. Anzali Trade-Industrial Free Zone
  5. Arvand Trade-Industrial Free Zone
  6. Kish Trade-Industrial Free Zone
  7. Maku Trade-Industrial Free Zone
  8. Imam Khomeini Airport Free Zone

Special Economic Zones

Incentives for investment in Special Economic Zones

  1. Import of goods from the above-mentioned zones for domestic consumption would be subordinate to export and import regulations, and export of goods from these areas will be carried out without any formalities.
  2. Import of goods from abroad or free trade zones or industrial area-would be carried out with minimal customs formalities and good internal transit cases would be performed in accordance with the relevant regulations.
  3. Log entry of merchandise subject to this article will be done without any customs formalities.
  4. Goods imported from outside or industrial areas or other commercial zones can be exported without any formalities of the country.
  5. Management of the region is allowed to assign the region to qualified natural or legal persons after classification and valuation.
  6. Owners of goods imported to the region can send all or part of their goods for temporary entry into the country after doing customs clearance regulations.
  7. If the processing of imported goods is to some extent that, changes the tariff of goods, the rate of commercial benefit of the goods would be calculated equal to the commercial benefit of raw materials and spare parts of the country.
  8. Importers of goods are allowed to hand over to others part or all of their products against warehouse receipt to be issued by the district administration, in this case the breakdown warehouse receipt holder would be the owner of the goods.
  9. The management of each district is authorized to issue certificated of origin for goods per applicant out of the area with the approval of the customs.
  10. All the goods imported to the region for the required production or services are exempted from the general import-export laws. Imports of goods to other parts of the country will be subordinated to export and import regulations.
  11. Some percentages of goods produced in the zone, based on paragraph (d) of clause (25) of the law of the second economic, social and cultural development plan of the Islamic Republic of Iran, imported to the country, the proportion of total added value and domestic parts and materials used in the total price of the commodity production is allowed without any limitation and in addition to not having to order and open letter of credit.
  12. Goods manufactured in special economic zones, as well as raw materials and imported CKD parts are not subject to price regulation due to unutilized resources and allocated currency

The list of the special economic zones of the Islamic Republic of Iran are as follows:

  1. Salafchegan Special Economic Zone
  2. Shiraz Special Economic Zone
  3. Assaluye Special Economic Zone
  4. Arge Jadid Special Economic Zone
  5. Payam Airport Special Economic Zone
  6. Persian Gulf Special Economic Zone
  7. Lorestan Special Economic Zone
  8. Amirabad port Special Economic Zone
  9. Bushehr Port Special Economic Zone
  10. Shahid Rajaee Port Special Economic Zone
  11. Sarakhs Special Economic Zone
  12. Sirjan Special Economic Zone
  13. Yazd Special Economic Zone
  14. Bushehr Special Economic Zone
  15. Rafsanjan Special Economic Zone 
  16. Nowshahr port Special Economic Zone
  17. Parsian Special Economic Zone
  18. Imam Khomeini Airport Special Economic Zone
  19. Bojnourd Special Economic Zone
  20. Namin Special Economic Zone
  21. Kaveh Special Economic Zone
  22. Lavan Special Economic Zone
  23. Pars Energy Special Economic Zone
  24. Rey Special Economic Zone
  25. Zarandieh Special Economic Zone
  26. Persian Gulf Shipbuilding Special Economic Zone
  27. Sahlan Special Economic Zone
  28. Birjand Special Economic Zone
  29. Dogharoon Special Economic Zone
  30. Petrochemical Special Economic Zone
  31. Atrak Special Economic Zone
  32. West Islam Abad Special Economic Zone
  33. Garmsar Special Economic Zone
  34. Lamerd Special Economic Zone
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