Saturday Dec 4, 2021
 

Department of Marketing and Investment Services

Special Zones Affairs

-          Introduction of Marketing and Investment Services Department and its duties towards Special Zones

-          Advantages of Free Zones in the Anzali Port Complex

-          Rules and Regulations and Instructions for Port Areas

Introduction of Marketing and Investment Services Department and its duties towards Special Zones

The Marketing and Investment Services Department in the Special Zones Affairs Sector is responsible for the General Administration's policies regarding all processes and the removal of obstacles and administrative problems through a memorandum of understanding with the organization in charge of the zone. The main tasks of this department are as follows:

1-      Reviewing all executive instructions and processes in the port free and special zones;

2-      Sending the latest amendments to the notification and executive instructions in the port free and special zones;

3-      Supervising the proper and complete implementation of the instructions of the port areas in Anzali and Astara ports;

4-      Continuous monitoring and evaluation of all activities and executive processes regarding the special zone affairs, documentary services of port terminals, private warehouses and support and operational lands of the port;

5-      Designing and setting all the formats required for use in port areas;

6-      Examining the documents as well as correspondence with the responsible organization of the zone in order to register the order and also receiving the license for the consumption of raw materials and the license for the operation of vehicles, equipment and machinery in the port areas.

Advantages of Free Zones in the Anzali Port Complex

A.     Advantages of Investment in Anzali Port Complex

1.Possibility of unlimited investment for domestic and foreign investors;

2.A fifteen-year income and property tax exemption for those who receive economic activity license;

3.Guaranteeing foreign investments and profits thereof in the free zone in accordance with the Foreign Investment Protection and Promotion law enacted on 09.03.2001;

4.Free entry and exit of capital in the Free Zone according to the above-mentioned law;

5.Import of machinery, spare parts, capital vehicles, raw materials and construction materials for the construction of production, commercial, service, and residential units as well as infrastructure activities in the zone without paying customs duties and commercial profits to the zone;

6.Customs exemption for the import of goods made in the zone into the country in the amount of value added and domestic materials used in it;

7.Possibility of establishing Iranian banks and credit institutions with domestic and foreign capital in the zone according to the relevant rules and regulations.

B.      Legal Advantages and Facilities of Anzali Port Complex

1.Having a tax exemption;

2.Possibility of domestic and foreign participation and investment;

3.Enjoying special rules and regulations regarding jobs and social insurances in the employment process of foreigners;

4.The possibility to establish Iranian insurance broker institutes, credit institutes and banks using foreign and domestic capitals;

5.Carrying out all foreign exchange transactions by natural and legal persons;

6.Possibility to transit and re-export of the goods without any limitation;

7.Possibility of retailing goods for foreign and Iranian citizens;

8.Customs exemption for import of goods manufactured in the free zone into the country in proportion to added value;

9.Issuance of certificates of origin for the goods being exported from the Free Zone;

10.  Possibility of handing over or selling all or part of the imported goods to others using the facilities of the zone through the transactional warehouse receipt;

11.  Possibility of importing vehicles, equipment, machinery and spare parts for investment companies and economic activists without paying customs duties for consumption and operation in the zone.

Rules and Regulations and Instructions for Port Areas

1-      The law of formation and administration of free trade-industrial zones of the Islamic Republic of Iran;

2-      The law of formation and administration of special economic zones of the Islamic Republic of Iran;

3-      Executive instructions for issuing warehouse receipts and rules for storing goods in port areas;

4-      Executive instructions for unloading goods in the port free and special economic zones;

5-      Communication forms for unloading goods in the port free and special economic zones;

6-      Executive instructions for delivery of goods in the port free and special economic zones;

7-      Communication forms of delivery of goods in the port free and special economic zones;

8-      Executive instructions for entry, operation and exit of vehicles, equipment and machinery in port areas;

9-      Executive instructions for inspection, sampling and re-packing in the port areas.