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Invest in Iran
 

Iran qualifies from many respects to be a good location for investment and doing business. Some of the features are highlighted below:

1. Strategic Location:

A unique geographical location at the heart of a cross-road connecting the Middle East, Asia and Europe, coupled with many inter- and trans-regional trade, customs, tax and investment arrangements;

 

2. Market Potentials and Proximity:

Vast domestic market with a population of 68 million growing steadily as well as quick access to neighboring markets with approximately 300 million inhabitants;

 

3. Labor Privileges:

Large pool of trained and efficient manpower at very competitive cost in a diversified economy with an extensive industrial base and service sector;

 

4. Developed Infrastructure:

Territory developed networking in the area of telecommunication, power, water, roads and railways across the country;

Transportation & Telecommunication Network

Expressways and Roads:

Shipping:

Length:

68,685 km

No of Gov. Ships

145

Freight Carried:

238 million tons

Freight Carried:

144 million ton

Passengers:

219 million

Airways:

Railways:

No of Airports:

76

No of international Airports:

9

Length:

11,487 km

Passengers:

20.3 million

No of Locomotives

578

Telecom:

Freight Carried:

300 million ton

Fixed Phones:

20.9 million

Passengers:

19.4 million

Mobile Phones:

9 million

Source: Statistical Center of Iran, Iran Statistical Yearbook 1383-84 (2004-05)

5. Low Utility and Production Cost:

Diversified range of energy, telecommunication, transportation, as well as public utilities;

Infrastructure & Utility Costs

Item

Cost (USD)

One minute local phone/fax

Less than 0.02

One minute international phone/fax (maximum)

Less than 0.20

One kilowatt/hour grid high voltage industrial electricity

0.02

One litter of gas

0.08

One cubic meter of natural gas

Less than 0.02

One litter of gasoline

Less than 0.02

One litter of refined oil

Less than 0.02

One cubic meter of Municipal lines water

0.25

One cubic meter of well water

0.10

Source: Various Government Agencies and Publications

6. Abundant Natural Resources:

Varied and plentiful reserves of natural resources ranging from oil and gas to metallic and non-metallic species reflecting the countrys accessibility to readily available raw materials;

Mineral

Reserve

(million ton)

Mineral

Reserve(million ton)

Oil

89.7 billion barrel

Kaolin, Fire

100

Gas

26.3 trillion m3

Lead & Zinc

94

Asbestos

120

Magnesite

5

Barite

3.8

Manganese

8

Bauxite

14

Mica

0.2

Bentonite

6.8

Molybdenum

0.05

Boron

0.02

Nepheline

1,300

Chromite

7.5

Orpiment

0.03

Celestite

0.7

Phosphate Rock

630

Coal

4,000

Salt

102

Copper

3,000

Silica & Quartz

128

Feldspar

3.7

Silver

0.4

Fluorine

3

Talc

1.6

Gold Ore

16.5

Turquoise

500

Gypsum

2,200

Dimensional Stone

3,000

Iron Ore

2,800

Limestone

8,500

Source: Ministry of Mines and Metals

7. Climatic Characteristics:

A four-season climatic endowment as a privilege to agricultural activities throughout the country and throughout all seasons;

Mid Summer

Mid Winter

Climate Factor

North of Iran

South of Iran

Climate Factor

North of Iran

South of Iran

Temperature (c)

Min: 5

Max: 50

Temperature (c)

Min: -28

Max: 31

Humidity (%)

70

10

Humidity (%)

90

20

Rainfall (mm)

165

0

Rainfall (mm)

1200

125

Source: Statistical Center of Iran, Iran Statistical Yearbook 1381 (2002-03)

8. Fiscal Incentives:

Reduced tax rates from 65% to a flat fixed 25% rate of tax on income despite various tax holidays highlighted as follows:

Highlights of Tax Holidays

Activity

Level of Exemption

Duration of Exemption

Agriculture

100%

No Time Limit

Industry and Mining

80%

4 Years

Industry and Mining in Less-Developed Areas

100%

10 Years

Tourism

50%

No Time Limit

Exports

100%

No Time Limit

Source: State Tax Organization, Direct Taxation Act

9. Political Stability:

Representative system of government based on friendly relationship with other nations;:

10. New Investment Legislation:

Enactment of the new Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Act (FIPPA) to substitute the former Law Concerning Attraction and Protection of Foreign Investments in Iran (LAPFI) by providing full security and legal protection to foreign investments based on transparency and international standards.accessibility to readily available raw materials;