The development of the Chabahar port as the only port in Iran with direct access to Indian ocean is progressing very rapidly. The first development phase of this port was finished just this February with a capacity of 5.8 Million tons (capacity up to 15 Million tons of cargo). Furthermore, construction of five berths, 85 hectares of substrate consolidation, 35 hectares of concreting, 27 hectares tiling and 1650 m of breakwater are among achievements of the first phase. The first set of shipment equipment purchased includes 4 mobile harbor cranes stationed in Chabahar port and other equipment purchased from German company Libherr that will be installed in the coming months.
According to the agreements and considering the development of Shahid Beheshti port in the near future, direct shipping lines will be established. Today, a feeder ship travel from Bandar Abbas to Chabahar port each week. The travel duration is about four days.
CFZ pays about 5 percent of the CIF value of goods as facilities like freight, shipping THC, and loading or warehouse exempts to commodities that worth at least 40 thousand dollars with minimum 19 percent profits
Sea freight from Bandar Abbas to Chabahar port is $400 and transportation fee from Chabahar to Tehran is 23,000,000 Rials and it may change from 21,000,000 to 24,000,000 Rials in different seasons and for different loads.
After registering a company in Chabahar and preparing the feasibility plan for the production unit, the request for transfer of land will be discussed in a committee, and according to the type of activity, land with a minimum cost of 350 Rials per square meter will be allotted. production companies can import all the needed Machinery and production line, as well as primary materials for production without paying duties to Chabahar Free Zone, and in addition to 20 years of duty exemption, they can enjoy value-added related facilities. The amount of value added will be calculated in a committee that consists of 5 people, and companies can import goods with the equal value to their added-value to mainland without paying customs duties and import the remainder of required goods to mainland just by paying the entry fee, and they can sell or export any excess amount to neighboring countries or Chabahar Free Zone.
The International Conference and Exhibitions Center of Chabahar Free Zone organization constructed in a land with a total area of over 28676 square meters with the following specifications to provide services or set up general and specific exhibitions and national and or international conferences:
13000 sq meters of parking space - 5396 square meters for the main building - 1028 square meters including 1500 square meters of space for festivals and cultural occasions in an open field and 8780 sq meters of landscapes, green space, prayer room, WC, roads and bowers - The International Conference and Exhibitions Center Of Chabahar has a main conference hall and three other conference halls. The main conference hall has 35 desks for guest boards aside from the board of directors’ panel; the capacity of each desk includes 2 chairs on the back of the table and 3 accompanied chairs. - 14 Chairs for VIP guests in the initial row of hall. - 18 chairs with writing pad for journalists at the end of hall - 18 chairs for listeners- a digital conference system with ability to register vote of board guests - management and control of the conference system via software - independent voice system to play audio in the conference hall uniformly - a system for simultaneous interpretation for 5 Language - allows receiving of translation audio through Conference system & wireless receivers – a robotic HD recording system with picture playback through a main stage screen and two side stage screens - Uniform lights through LED lights with the ability to control the intensity of lighting • specific stage Light for lighting of the board of directors and tribune Conference hall 1: - Conference table with a capacity of 55 people - Conference room for attendants of 22 people - Digital conference system with voting option - can manage conference system through software - Simultaneous translation for a foreign language - Robotic video recording system to record a video session - Video playback system with video projection and screen display- Independent conference sound system * Conference hall 2: - Conference room with a capacity of 61 persons - Seating for attendees up to 30 people - Digital conference system with voting option- the conference system can be managed through software - Ability to translate For one foreign language - Robotic video recording system for video sessions - Video playback system with video projection and screen display * Conference hall 3: - Conference room with a capacity of 24 people - Digital conference system - Video playback system with video projection and display screen – Independent sound system - Direct access to the main conference hall * Total available area of the conference hall: - The total area of land (landscape and building): 28667 square meters - General parking area: 1300 square meters - The conference hall and waiting area: 326 square meters - Conference hall area: 2136 square meters - landscaping, green space, roads, prayer rooms and toilets and pavilions: 1028 square meters- Auditorium 1- Auditorium | 351 seats | 656 square meters, 2- conference hall | 24 VIP seats | 61 square meters 3-conference hall number one, 55 seats | 100 square meters 4- conference room number two | 61 seats | 128 square meters 5-waiting room | 511 square meters 6th hallway hall waiting room | 54 square meters 7- VIP waiting room behind conference hall, 56 square meters 8- control room behind the conference hall 30 square meters 9- bilingual translation room behind conference hall # 1 & # 2, 27 square meters 10- simultaneous translation room, 5 rooms for 5 different languages and one director room 60 square meters 11 - 31 sanitary service rooms outside and inside buildings
Based on the comprehensive plan of manufacturing activities, the following categories are allowed: - Textile - Non-polluting workshops - or Non-polluting or low-pollution chemicals - Non-metallic minerals - Food - Pharmaceutical - light metal industries - Electrical and electronic industries - Construction of transportation vehicles - Development of heavy industries after obtaining special approvals
Yes, most licenses are issued by the Chabahar Free Zone Organization, except the cases that need approval of country-specific institutions.
- Manufacturing Drugs and medical equipment
- Oil, gas and petrochemical industries
- industries with High energy intake
- industries that use subsidized goods
- Polluting industries require environmental assessment and approval by the Council of Ministers
- Industries that export their products to the Islamic Republic of Iran must comply with Iranian national standards.
- Food industries whose tests are not feasible in the Chabahar Free Zone.
- Tobacco industries
- The explosives and weaponry industry, which is in the hands of security agencies.
- Shipbuilding and ship ironmongery, due to coastal and environmental restrictions
- Agriculture, due to lack of space
- Exemption from customs duties for import of foreign machinery and raw materials
- The possibility of providing qualified specialists from abroad in the absence of Iranian workforce
- The possibility of exporting all of produced goods to the mainland without paying customs duties if raw materials comes from Iran
- can export a part of the produced goods to mainland without paying taxes or paying the raw materials taxes if raw materials imported to the country
You can export all or part of it to the mainland and this is subject to the following conditions: - exempt from customs duties up to the value-added percentage resulted from use of domestic resources that approved by the value-added commission. - From the value-added percentage up to the permissible percentage, set by the value-added commission for entry into the country, no other registration is required, but they must pay the custom duties of the foreign raw materials. - any surplus on the permissible percentage set by the Value Added Commission considered as foreign goods and upon entry to mainland require order registry and carry out legal procedures for import of foreign goods. The surplus on permissible percentage can be exported free of charge to other free zones or out of the country.
Yes; all the goods produced from domestic raw materials can be sold in the free zone, but goods produced from foreign raw materials must obtain the approval of the Value Added Commission to determine the percentage of value added and the permissible value and it is subject to the customs procedure of Chabahar. Only goods that have a customer inside the Chabahar Free Zone can be sold within the Chabahar Free Zone.
Obtaining the Value Added Commission approval is possible after obtaining production license, and to this end, one must complete the overall production plan and deliver it to the Management of Production Facilitation and Expansion.
Rice packaging for export to the mainland, rebuilding activities for export to the mainland
Investment license, company registration documents, end of work, rental and ownership document of workplace, payment of necessary costs, providing special inquiries if needed (eg health, standard, etc.), previous production license (for renewal)
You must submit the filled resource entry form provided by management of production facilitation and expansion, along with the required documents including inventory bill, invoice, packing list, etc., to verification and approval.
Yes, they must be registered and enter the free zone according to the factors presented at the exit gate of the customs of Islamic Republic of Iran.
To do this, you will need to submit your production report at each stage of production to the customs for issuance of export approval to the mainland, abroad or sell in the region.
You must submit an official application along with the necessary documents to Management of Production Facilitation and Expansion.
Provide your plan along introduction from management of equipping and expansion of the capital market to Management of Production Facilitation and Expansion.
Because many activities are subject to certain conditions that make consultation necessary.
No, the organization does not provide financial support; it only introduces you to of financing institutions.
According to the rules of import and export of free zones, except for illegal goods and goods manufactured in Israel, import of other goods is allowed
No, importing goods and raw materials into the Chabahar Free Zone is excluded from all domestic export and import regulations and no order registration is required.
The import tariff for all goods except vehicles in the Chabahar Free Zone is 6%.
The tariff of car import for use, with Chabahar Free Zone license plates depends on the year as described in the following: car manufactured in: 15%, car manufactured before: 17%
In Chabahar Free Zone, no tariffs are collected on exports, and transit of goods is exempt from customs tariffs, but 1% tariff is collected for services.
- the original completed and approved company name registration form, 1 copy
– establishment license issued by the Investment Unit of Organization, 1 copy
- completed and registration forms signed by all partners or shareholders (and inspectors), 2 copies
– certified copies of identity documents of the partners or shareholders and the board of directors (inspectors) of the company
– copy of license or location contract document with the postal code (for foreign nationals, these documents and other required documents must be confirmed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country or the Embassy or Consulate of the Islamic Republic of Iran based therein country (1 set)
- Provide a bank certificate equal to 35% of the company's investment In one of the banks in the region
- In a Limited Liability Company, the numbers of partners are at least 2 members, and in the private companies the numbers of shareholders are at least 3 members.
- The transfer of shares in private companies carried out by ordinary transfer, but in the limited liability company, the consent of 3/4 of the stock holder with numerical majority is needed, and it should be registered at notary public office. Selection of the principal alternate inspector is mandatory in private companies but not in a limited liability company.
- The duration of management in private companies is two years at maximum, which can be renewed, and in a limited liability company; managers of the company may be elected for an indefinite period, and can set a time limit for the managers.
Yes, if they are not members of the board of directors and only shareholders.
The legal person must select a representative on his / her behalf, and then the identification documents of the legal person plus the identification documents of the representative along with other documents necessary for registration of the company must be submitted to the registration office.
Yes, it means two companies with the “Sherkat Pakhsh Amol” name cannot exist. Because in practice, two companies with the same names will lead to misuse of the name by managers of a weak company in the market, which has led to a lot of lawsuits in the courts. Also, brand names and trademarks of a company cannot be used too. For example, you cannot use the Google name because, in addition to being another company's name, it is a credible brand across the globe.
No, liabilities, including taxes and debts, etc., are the responsibility of company and the liquidation manager is responsible for liquidation and dissolution operations on behalf of the shareholders.
Although according to Article 109 of the Amendments to the Commercial Code, the management term of appointed directors should not exceed two years, but the legislator in article 136 has stipulated that in order to avoid disturbance in the management of the company: (in case of expiration of the term of the director's management term the previous executives will continue to be responsible for the company's affairs and administration until new directors are elected...). Therefore, it has been emphasized that former directors, inspectors, or owners of at least one-third of the shares call for general shareholders assembly to select new directors. Thus, in the latter part of this article, any interested party has the right to invite the registration authority to call for the general shareholders assembly to elect managers?
The duration of the land allotment is based on the applicant's stated timetable of 24 months to 36 months. And can be extended to 60 months if approved by the Managing Director of the Organization.
According to the decision of the board of directors of the organization, 20% of the total amount of the contract is receivable in cash upon signing the contract, and the remaining 80% is received by finance department of organization at the end of the 24-36 months by cheque.
The applicant is required to submit the building plans, including plans, facades, sections, etc., in accordance with the rules and regulations of the organization, within a period of one month from the date of delivery, along with the timetable, for examination and issuance an approval to the organization, and if corrective comments are made by the organization, they must consider the comments in the plans and deliver the corrected documents to the organization within 15 days.
In order to encourage investors to implement investment plans in a timely manner, in cases where the subject matter of the contract (other than residential and commercial uses part) carried out during the period specified in the contract, without time extension and without any violation of the licenses, and if the specified density and usage achieved and all obligations of the contracting party have been realized, the organization can according to a determined table by the board and in proportion to the type and value of the work refund up to a maximum of thirty percent of the contract amount as a reward for rapid implementation of investment plans to contracted party.
A notice of termination is issued and, in accordance with act 3, the instructions with and extended license for a period of three to six months is issued. If within the deadline activity is not restarted, the organization will terminate the contract without having to conclude the agreement of the contracting party and expenses of the original contractor will be repaid after auctioning the property or selling it to alternate applicants.
Foreign investment is free in free zones, and currently there are six free zones in Iran; Qeshm, Kish, Chabahar, Bandar Anzali, Arvand and Aras. Other zones under the name of the Special Economic Zones of Free Industrial and Commercial Zones in the Islamic Republic of Iran can also benefit from the said Law, if the necessary investment permits received. They are considered to be part of the mainland, and in this respect, investment in these areas is considered as investment in the mainland. However, considering the scope of the foreign investment law in the Islamic Republic of Iran, foreign investment is subject to specific regulations for investment in these free zones.
- The adequate financial means
- Space and the land needed to implement the plan
– Appropriate and feasible design