ARAS FREE ZONE
A few facts about ARAS zone
ARAS free Zone, with Jolfa as it center,is located in extreme north of NOrth-West Iran. it is Iocated on bank of ARAXRiver .The beautiful ARAX RIVER is natural border Of Iran with Azerbijan Republic,Armenia and Autonomous Republic of Nakhjavan.
Surface area ARAS free Zone, is about 100,000 hectares and is Located between two of most beautiful protected areas of Iran , Namely KIAMAKI and ARASBARAN. Its distance from Tabriz, Industrial hud of north-west Iran and also second City in Iran is about 137 Kilometers.
ARAS free Zone is Iocated in semi dry and semi cold North-West of Iran. Annual rain fall is about 225 to 400 Milliliter per year and average temperature is about 15 degrees Celsius. In Jolfa, About 50 days per year re considered cold days. ARAS free Zone, is in very close approximately of high mountains. These high mountains have cold climate.
Beautiful nature and rich history make ARAS free Zone, a paradise for tourism.
High mountains such as KIAMAKI with elevation of 3347m,MOHAMMADSAHEHWith elevation of 3200m, DAGLAR with elevation of 1303 and other mountain ranges such as KANTAL, DIVANDAG and DOSTASHA mountain range make this Area a hud for mountaineers.Every year thousands of mountaineers came to jolfa to enjoy beautiful scenery and fresh air of these magnificent mountains. ARAX River is another local attraction for nature lovers.
ARASBARAN wildlife protected area with its unique flora and KIAMAKI wildlife protected area with its diverse fauna, are other main tourist attractions. The area is inhabited from antiquity and has a very rich and colorful history.
Jolfa special lndustrial zone:
Jolfa spcial lndustrial Zone is located ARAS free zone. since its establishment, tens of companies have established factories and offices in it.
TO name some:
automobile and motorcycle industry
metal smoldering industry
Solar water heaters production
Car batteries production
Zinc and Copper cathode production
fertile lands and ARAX River are made ARAS free Zone, a paradise for agricultural projects. thousands of hectares of fertile land between jolfa and Hadishahr are set aside for huge agricultural developmentS.
GORDIAN and GULFARAJ Agricultural projects have already been started. Due to ARAX Dam and its power plant, huge water networks, Natural gas availability and fiber Glass communication networks, make the area very attractive for establishing companies and factories.
MInes and ore stones:
There are almost old type of maiger ores found in regin:
This mines are either located in zone or very close by. Like in; Armenia: KACHRAN copper mines
azerbaijan: Aluminum powdered ore
and in iran the huge copper mine of SUNGHON and other essential mines.
JolfaCustom is more the 100 years old. It is second busiest entry and exit point in Iran. It is also the sixth busiest custom office fpr transported goods in Iran.
The most important terminals of ARAS free Zone are:
Jolfa wood bridge terminal (Between Iran and Autonomous Republic of nakhjavan) It was constructed during world war two. It is 250 meters long and 8 meters wide. After 1990 with end of cold war and start of free traveling for inhabitants of both sides, it was renovated. They are plans to build another bridge beside it.
Nurduz terminal (Between Iran and Armenia)
65 kilometers from Jolfa and in front of Armenian city of Agarat, it is the only Terminal,connecting two countries. It opened up in 1990, after compltion of trans-border auto-way.
There are two major airports in close proximities of ARAS Free Zone tabriz International Airport, Distance 137 Kilometers Nachjvan International Airport, Distance37 Kilometers These airport are ARAS Free Zone Gateway with world.
ARAS Free Zone, due to its prime Iocation ( being in border of Republic of Azerbijan and Armenia, and its proximity to Russia, Caucasia , Turkey, Europe, Central Asia and Black sea has the potential to become focal point business in whole region.
ARAS Free Zone
Establishments of ARAS Free Zone was eatablished on 24th of August 2003. Business of establishing the Zone was started a few months later with appointments of President of ARAS Free Zone and his 3 board members.
Proximity to Republic of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Caucasia, Russia and black sea region makes investment in Zone very profitable and attractive.
ARAS Free Zone can easily transfer itself to:
- Largest Iand port in region
- A center for mega-agricultural projects
- An industrial center for whole region
- A Tourist heaven due to its natural splendid and rich historical background
And other major advantage of Zone is (cutting sea and inland transport time between central Asia and South Asia to 15 days, from present 60 days time span)
Advantages of investing in ARAS Free Zone :
15 years of total tax exemption from production start date
- Multiple visa free entry for foreign investors and visa issuance in 48 hours for Business prospectors
- No hustle money exchange and no limitation on transferring money in or out of country
- Banking flexibility
- Legal protection of investors rights
- No legal limitation on amount of money being invested for investors
- Custom exemption for importing raw material and machinery
- Freedom of 100% foreing - owned investment
- Long term land lease facility for foreign and Iranian investors and Land
- Ownership title for Iranian investors.
- Operating rights for foreign banks and financial institutes
- Operating rights for private insurance companies with local or foreign Investments
- Right to Import virtually all goods to ARAS Free Zone (Except goods that are not allowed by Islamic laws)
- Re-exporting of foreign origin goods with minimal regulations
- Right of importing goods to interior of country ( some rules applies )
- Relaxed labor laws
There are no restrictions on exporting gooVds made in Zone, to Interior of country. A small " Value added fee " will be charge only on imported parts and row materials . There is a simple formula to calculate how much of goods entering to interior of country, is tax free and how much tax will be levied on remaining percentage of goods . As follows :
( A sample of calculation )
Suppose value of good is 100$ and value of imported parts and row materials are 30$, Tax free percentage of good that can be exported to interior is (100$-30$) / 100$=%70 of goods canbe exported to interior without any taxes .
The rest will be taxes only on imported parts and very small value added fee will be charge on them.
( CIF Value of good ) - ( CIF Value of Imported Parrts and row materials)
Tax free percentage of goods =------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
CIF Value of good
ARAS Free Zone has a host of advantages for almost any type of investment.
Its fertile land is suited for agricultural developments and animal husbandry.
Availability of ARAX River water eliminates water shortage problem.
Som of the agricultural related projects, which have been studied thoroughly, are:
Omamental plans cultivation project
Fruit nectar concentration plant project
Also due to high concentration of mines in vicinity of ARAS Free Zone, mining has huge business potential. There are confirmed deposits of copper, aluminum and molybdenum ores in area. Iran is a petroleum conutry and petrochemical plants can find huge customer base in region.
Rich history and unsurpassable nature of area around ARAS Free Zone, make it a heaven for eco-tourist. There will be huge market for eco-tourism related business such as Hotels,Recreational centers, cultural centers and sport centers.
Proximity of major urban areas to ARAS Free Zone makes it ideal place for service and high-tech business. Other great opportunities can be fpund in jewelry sector, textile and re-usable energy (Either solar wind generated electricity) Re-exporting of consumer goods is another promising sector.
Regulation concerning importing goods to ARAS Free Zone:
Virtually, all goods, except the ones prohibited by Islamic laws or originated in Israel, can be brought in with minimal legal hustles and very low value added fee. All investors are obliged to respect necessary regulation concerning health issues, cultural issues and security issues of their goods. The existing low Value added fee for goods is main revenue source of ARAS Free Zone and all revenue will be spent on improving ARAS Free Zone facilities.The ratio of This Value added fee will be compatible with amount set by other Free Zones.
Regulation concerning exporting goods from ARAS Free Zone:
"Entry to and exit from "regulations of ARAS free Zone:
lranian nationals: lranian Nationals can enter from any entry point to ARAS free Zone with very little legal hustles. ln the other hand, leaving ARAS free Zone, requira avalid passport and passing custom regulations. (Except for lranian living in Zone area)
Foreign nationals:They are no visa requirements to enter ARAS free Zone. permitted staying time in ARAS free Zone is two weeks and will be extended Up to six months upon receive of extension request from zones' authorities. Foreign nationals wish to enter country after arriving to ARAS free Zone, should submit their request to lran foreign affair office authorities in ARAS free Zone. these requests will be processed in less than 48 hours.
Mobil : +98 ( 912 ) 293 2307
Fax: +98 (21) 88570199
Fogadd szívből jövő gratulációm. üdv.Cedrus
Thank you IRAN JOLFA!
Thank you Nikos!
nagyon csodálkoztam, hogy még nem láttam a képeidet, pedig kb. egyszerre regisztráltunk, kb. ugyanannyi a feltöltött képeink száma, stb.
Gratulálok a jól megérdemelt helyezésért!
Köszi szépen Csaba!
:-) Nem régi vagy itt a Panon, de a képeid nagyon jók! Drukkolok, hogy te is légy ott valamelyik hónapban a nyertesek listáján.
Köszönöm szépen az elismerő szavakat és a jókívánságokat!
Interesting bridge. Greetings from Sicily!
this bridge is about 180 years old. The surrounding of the bridge is since 1973 national park and it is the part of the World Heritage since 1999.
Greetings from Hungary
HŰHA!!!A KILENCLYUKÚ HÍD! Végre "elkaptam".
Köszi szépen Feri,
ezzel a képpel nyertem a júniusi versenyben örökség kategóriában.
Kicsit megkésve, de őszintente szivvel gratulálok Kanadából: Rétei Gabor
Kicsit megkésve, de őszinte szivvel gratulálok Kanadából: Rétei Gábor
az őszinte szív soha nincsen későn!
Szervusz Gyula! kamaly üzenete vár itt Üdv. Tamás
válaszoltam neki a saját képénél. Hogy ezeknek nincs semmi humorérzékük!
Pedig én szándékosan különválasztottam a szavazást!
Se rá fütty!
most nézd meg kamaly üzenetét!
looks a bit like one of mine..
beautiful colors! kindest regards,
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Photo taken in Hortobágy, Hungary
Nine-Hole Stone Bridge
Misplaced? Suggest new location