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Loading and Unloading 5% of the Country's Goods in Astara Port Complex

Loading and Unloading 5% of the Country's Goods in Astara Port Complex
Deputy Minister of Roads and Urban Development and Managing Director of the Ports and Maritime Organization, referring to the lack of any restrictions to use the capacity of Astara Special Economic Zone, said: “5% of loading and unloading of goods in the northern ports is done in Astara port complex.”

According to the Public Relations Department of the Ports and Maritime Authority of Guilan Province, Mohammad Rastad visited the Special Economic Zone of Astara Port on Wednesday afternoon, June 9, emphasizing that all legal formalities have been done to turn Astara Port into a Special Economic Zone, stated: “There are no restrictions on enjoying legal benefits and facilities in this area.”

He added: "Currently, 5% of the loading and unloading of goods in the northern ports of the country is done in Astara Port Complex, and this important port in the north of the country is witnessing significant growth."

Rastad, stating that in the Astara Special Economic Zone, it is possible to import goods without any restrictions, added: “Astara port as a commercial port by using the legal benefits of the Special Economic Zone can play a very important role in the process of import and export of goods, including import of raw materials and exports Products that have added value.”

The CEO of the Ports and Maritime Organization stated: "According to the laws, the special economic zones are not considered as customs territory and it is possible to import goods in them without any restrictions."

He continued: "The main commercial ports of our country are special economic zones and tax exemptions in special economic zones help to develop ports and increase and attract the share of the maritime transport market in the country."

It is worth mentioning that the multi-purpose port of Astara with an area of 60 hectares on the Caspian Sea coast is the first private port in the country and has been operating since March 2013.

Jun 9, 2021 23:13
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