In 2015, Iran with the production of 984000 was the 18th largest automaker in the world. Based on twenty –year outlook of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the automotive sector, production of 3 million of light vehicle has been planned, 2 million will be for domestic use and 1 million for export.
Spare parts needed for the Iranian market worth25 billion U.S dollars should be supplied by Iranian auto part manufacturers and parts worth 6 billion USD should be exported to foreign markets.
In the commercial vehicles sector, for the transportation of goods and passengers, 120,000 units should be produced which 90, 000 units are for domestic use and 30,000 are for export.
A population of about 575million people lives in neighboring countries of Iran and the CIS. In 2014, Iran accounted for 30% of production and 40% of car sales in this region. The CIS require 44,00000, cars per year but only27,00,000 vehicles are produced annually in that region and the rest is imported.
Also considering the emphasis of the Government of the Islamic Republic on the activation of East transit route of the country with centrality of Chabahar and considering designation of chabahar as a hub for most CIS for their import and export purposes, targeting the automotive industrial park is justified and in the first phase is based will concentrate on the assembly of heavy and industrial vehicles.
The purpose of proposed Automotive industrial park in Chabahar Free Zone is to provide centralized support services and facilities and common infrastructures for establishment an automotive industry pole to meet the domestic demands and also to export abroad.
The land for this park has been allocated and the preliminary studies have been done and it is ready consultant to conduct expert studies for the implementation of projects.
The expected infrastructures for this industrial park are:
Segments of land ready to transfer, rental workshop spaces,
Enclosure, roads, Electricity, solid waste management and disposal system, refined water supply system, management of flowing waters, rainwater harvesting, sewage treatment, Landscape lighting
Equipped laboratories, training center, trade and exhibition centers, conference hall, warehouse, accommodations for personnel
a. Direct foreign and/ or domestic investment
Participation with the private sector in which the land will be based on long-term lease or participation with the Free Trade Zone Organization in which land and licenses will be the share of the Free Zone.
Potential investors or developers are invited to implement the intended project in the Free Zone by establishing a company. These companies will enjoy the legal facilities and incentives prevailing in the Free Zones.
a. Tax exemptions for 20 years
b. Exemption from import duties of machinery and raw materials.
c. Importation of good produced in this park to the mainland is exempt from payment of all or part of customs duties to the " added value " thereof in the Zone.
Enjoying from all other legal incentives available in the Free Zones.
- The project can be converted to EPCF or Turnkey contracts.
- The above-mentioned amount is only for preparatory operations.
- The investment required for the implementation of each designed plant or unit within the park is separate.