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INSO Throws Weight Behind Halal Tourism

Following the announcement last week of the designing of an Iranian halal symbol, the...

Iran Eyes Visa Facilitation With East Asian Nations

Iranian tourism officials will discuss the possibility of relaxing visa regulations with China, Japan...

Iran FTZs Attracted $3b Since 2013

Some $3 billion worth of investments has been made in Iranian free trade zones since...

5 Foreign Banks Licensed by Iran

The Central Bank of Iran has released the names of 40 registered banks and credit institutions...

Free trade agreement discussed between Iran, Eurasian Economic Commission

Mahmoud Vaezi, Iran's minister of communications and information technology who is also the chairman of Iran-Russia Joint Economic Committee, and Veronika Nikishina, member of the board and also minister for trade of the Eurasian Economic Commission

High-cost Sardar-e Jangal could bring Iran high-tech

Caspian Sea, the world’s largest inland body of water, was mainly a center of fishing activities and also a marine transportation hub by the middle of the past century. But discovery of the first oil and gas reserves in the world’s largest lake in th

2 Hotels Planned in Aras FTZ

The construction of two hotels will be complete by the end of the current Iranian year...

EEU Closer to Free Trade Deal With Iran

The Moscow-led Eurasian Economic Union aims to finalize a free trade deal with Iran by the...

Iran’s Long Economic Journey

The landslide reelection of Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, reflects the by

Exports from free trade zones up 30%

The value of exports from Iran’s free trade zones has witnessed a 30 percent rise from the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2016), compared to the same period of time in the past year, a deputy at the secretariat of the Supre

By: Rebecca Meijlink* Iran means business

A team at International Research Networks (IRN) organised an excellent Iran Business Symposium on Feb. 21+23, 2017, at the Renaissance Hotel in Amsterdam. It was attended by Switzerland, Germany, Turkey, Italy, and many other EU countries and beyond.

Russian deputy PM due in Tehran to negotiate Iran-EAEU FTZ

Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov will be in Tehran on February 21 to negotiate the creation of a free trade zone (FTZ) between Iran and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).

German company to build €350m renewable energy park in Iran

German company EAB NEW ENERGY GMBH will invest €350 million in a renewable energy park in Iran’s Arvand free zone in the Southwestern city of Abadan, IRNA reported on Thursday.

Company Registration

A wide variety of legal arrangements may be used to carry on business activity in Iran. Some of the more commonly used arrangements are corporations, limited partnerships, partnerships, co-ownerships, joint stock company and limited liability compani

Open Iran Group/Afarin Law Firm , Services

Open Iran Group/Afarila Law Firm, The Firm, is formed to cater for the needs of international companies and their local counterparts.

Drought, floods, water stress cost companies $14b

Droughts, water scarcity and stricter environmental regulations cost businesses a reported $14 billion (£11 billion) this year, up from $2.6 billion in 2015. Yet companies still aren’t doing enough to protect themselves from water risks, according to

Drought, floods, water stress cost companies $14b

Droughts, water scarcity and stricter environmental regulations cost businesses a reported $14 billion (£11 billion) this year, up from $2.6 billion in 2015. Yet companies still aren’t doing enough to protect themselves from water risks, according to

Salafchegan ranks first among free zones

Salafchegan Special Economic Zone, situated 180km from Tehran, ranked first for the sixth consecutive year among all free zones with 611 approved products out of 1,735 products manufactured in all free zones, announced the Supreme Council of Free Tra

Maku Free Zone exports first VAT-free consignment

Maku Free Zone exported its first value-added tax free consignment, said the head of Maku Free Zone Customs Organization.

Kish to host marine conference, exhibition

The Eighteenth Marine Industries Conference will be held on Kish Island from October 18 to 21 concurrently with the Eighth International Maritime and Offshore Technologies Exhibition.

Maku Free Zone development projects progressing

Managing director of Maku Free Zone Organization said 76 percent of the development budget for the fiscal year from mid-March has been allocated for projects.

Forum guides foreign firms into Iran’s ‘tricky’ market

A forum has gathered international businesses as well as consultation and law firms to introduce business opportunities in Iran’s new and developing market to foreign investors. Organized by International Finance and Open Iran, the two-day Focus I

OPEC head: Iran committed to building oil-market consensus

Iran is committed to building a consensus on stabilizing the oil market between OPEC and non-member countries, the group’s new Secretary-General Mohammed Barkindo said.

Islamic banking confab opens in Tehran

The 27th Conference on Islamic Banking opened in Tehran on Tuesday in a ceremony attended by Government spokesman Mohammad Baqer Nobakht, Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance Ali Tayyebnia, Governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) Valiollah Sei

Iran signals more willingness for OPEC action to boost oil price

Iran is sending positive signals that it may support joint action to prop up the oil market, sources in OPEC and the oil industry said, potentially aiding efforts to revive a global deal on freezing production levels at talks next month.

RENPOWER IRAN 2016 6th and 7th November, 2016 at Iran's Ministry Of Energy Conference Hall

Iran Infrastructure, Power & Renewable Energy Investment Conference 6th and 7th November, 2016 at Iran's Ministry Of Energy Conference Hall,Tehran,Ministry of Energy (in the main Conference Hall).:

Yandex looks to resuming Iran operation

Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mahmoud Vaezi said Iran plans to hold talks with Russia on resuming search engine Yandex's Iranian operations.

Foreign firms hugely invest in Iran’s oil, gas

Spectacular presence of the foreign companies in Iran’s international oil and gas exhibition shows the companies’ enthusiasm for strengthening post-sanctions relations with Iranian firms as several agreements have been signed during the event which k

‘Smart money’ moving towards Iranian capital market: IFB CEO

To reach an average 8 percent economic growth during the next five-year period, according to decree of the Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, and following withdrawal of the financial embargo in January, the Iranian administr

Major rise in foreign investments in Iran

The Financial Times says the latest figures show that the volume of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Iran has reached the highest level in years following the removal of sanctions against the country in January.

IRAN SEA EXPO SUMMIT AND EXHIBITION 24th To 26th September 2016 Tehran -Iran

International Maritime exhibition and Summit of Islamic republic of Iran

Business Advice Department

With more than a decade of experience, we know the International Business inside out. Our experts have helped many traders through the complex process of establishing a business and investing overseas and in Middle East.

Legal Services Department

Open Iran offers legal services through its main partner Afarin Law Firm that is an international firm specialized in providing legal services to transnational companies

Bombardier to set up own airline in Iran

Canada’s global aviation firm Bombardier is reportedly planning to launch its own airline in Iran – a groundbreaking move that could help boost air trips between Iran and Northern America

South Africa president due in Tehran tomorrow

The President of South Africa Jacob Zuma will lead a high-level delegation on a state visit to Iran on Sunday and Monday.

South Korea imports 80% more Iran oil year-on-year in March

South Korea's imports of Iranian crude oil surged 81 percent in March from the same month a year earlier following the lifting of sanctions against Iran, customs data showed on Friday.

India, Iran move to expand energy ties

Indian Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will visit Iran in the coming days for important talks, including on purchase of more oil, development of a giant gas field and investment in petrochemical projects

Russia plans ‘green corridors’ for Iran

Russia says it is establishing “green corridors” on its Caspian coasts to receive agricultural products from Iran

Iran offers ample investment opportunities for Oman

Muscat: Iran offers ample investment opportunities for Omani entrepreneurs as the country is gearing up to execute several projects in a wide range of industries

10MW Wind Power Plant

Khaf is located in Khorasan Razavi, Iran and has a great potential of wind energy. Ministry of Electricity of Iran (MoE) has established new incentives for wind farm developers including Guaranteed Power Purchase Agreement (GPPA) with a high price f

Swiss company loads Iranian oil for European consumers

Glencore PLC, the Switzerland-based mining and trading giant, has become the first Western company to load oil of energy-rich and sanctions-free Iran.

Japanese companies to get investment guarantees

TOKYO -- The Japanese and Iranian governments are planning an arrangement that would encourage Japanese companies to invest in Iran now that economic sanctions on the oil-producing country have been lifted

Rouhani invites U.S. firms to invest in changing Iranian economy

DUBAI Iran has no problem with U.S. companies investing in its economy and creating joint ventures, President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday, and he called for foreign investment and diversification away from oil

Iran Is Back in Business

ostracized as a pariah for almost four decades, Iran is back in business in a mere ten days—and with both East and West

Consider establishing your company in Free Zones

There is no doubt, Iran has a lot of potential: a domestic market of 80 million people, 93 billion bbl or approximately 9% of the world’s proven oil reserves, 21 trillion cubic meters or 15% of the world’s proven gas reserves, 11 petrochemical comple

Iran emerges as market of the future

After years of tough United Nations sanctions on Iran, on areas such as banking, steel, shipping and aviation, global companies are hoping to cash in on the expected trade boom. And it is not just about pumping more oil.

Iran to buy more than 100 aircraft as boom time beckons

A purchase of more than 100 aircraft from Europe's Airbus may be one of Iran's first big deals in a trade and investment boom that could reshape the economy of the Middle East

Rouhani sees financial windfall as Iran sanctions are lifted

President Hassan Rouhani said Iran's financial resources will "increase significantly" after its compliance with the terms of an accord to curb its nuclear program paved the way for the removal of crippling economic sanctions.

Airbus plan heralds Iran boom after sanctions lifted

A purchase of more than 100 aircraft from Europe's Airbus may be one of Iran's first big deals in a trade and investment boom that could reshape the economy of the Middle East

Removal of sanctions: a chance to invest in Iran Mercantile Exchange

Iran has entered the 2016 with the good news of the removal of banking sanctions on exporting petrochemical products - a gift to Iranian banking sector, petrochemical industry and its Capital Market in particular the Mercantile Exchange

Sahar Oil Refinery

Establishing a plant for refining Iranian heavy export crude oil with an API of approximately 30. The refinery has the ability to work stable at a turndown ratio of 50% and an over design ratio of 110%. In second phase, the refinery capacity is expec

capacities and capabilities of Zanjan province

Specific geographical location of the province from point of locating on energy corridor and easy access to main transferring lines of petroleum, gas and other petroleum products and also it`s access to the electric power transferring lines

Benefits of special zone and investment opportunities

Possibility of using 35-hectare land of Negin Island (expandable to 70 hectares) for investment and benefiting from advantages of special zones and exclusive road access to the Persian Gulf Highway (Bushehr-Borazjan)

Capabilities and Investment Potentials of Hormozgan Province

Regarding the scarcity of resources and the need to optimize them in order to increase economic growth, it is necessary to identify the relative economic advantages of a region and lead the investment resources to the most productive and efficient se

Economic investment opportunities in Kish Island

Exporting products abroad without customs and port duties - Low commercial interest for importing products to the country through Kish Island by 15% Independent customs in the free zones in the point connecting to the international markets

Company Registration in Anzali Free Zone

Registration of Foreign Companies and Receiving Registration Form Variety of companies and non-commercial institutes can register their company in the region with minimum bureaucracy.

Anzali Free Zone And Economic and Geographic Advantages

Easy access to north & south ports of Europe through Volga River & Volga-Den (bay)

Anzali Free Zone And Legal and Trade Advantages

The possibility of unlimited investment for both Iranian and Foreign nationals * Full protection and guarantee of foreign investment.

Anzali Free Zone And Investment Opportunities

The m ain goal of many under development countries is accessibility to stable development and rising up their national revenue by promotion of export an d production capabilities since the more production and export means the better economic developm

farming 3500 sheep

Small size, taming ability and high yield of meat, wool, and milk attract humans to sheep. This project aims to produce 3500 sheep from top race . 7000 lambs and 140 tons of milk in a year are other goals of this project

Establishing a green-house in Jolfa

High rate of population growth and shortage of fertile lands due to urban & industry development, it makes necessary to plan for optimal application of available facilities

Edible Mushroom Growing with 70 tons a year - Sari

Mushrooms have 1.5-6% protein from which 70-90% is absorbed by human body. For low uric acid, doctors suggest it to olds and patients. It has vitamins of B1, B2, B12, and C and is useful for skin, allergy, neural system, eyes and other body parts. Si

Bearing 240 head of milk cows

A capability of Mazandaran Province is producing considerable livestock. It produces 10% of milk, 7% of red meat, and 11 % of white meat of Iran

Caviar and salmon fish farming-Samami

This project already obtained essential license and land and intend to produce 30 tons of caviar which worth more than 90 million euro along with 2000 tons of caviar meat which worth about 40 million euro during 12years age of seed-bearing fish a

Processing and Packaging of Herbal Medicines

Based on Stats more than 60 percent and 74 percent of British, German and Belgian people have tend to use natural and herbal treatments. That's why many experts of present century, the name Return to use of herbal medicines are called.

brick production unit

Brick is an old ceramic product. Frequently used in construction industry because of accessibility of its raw material {clay).clay toughness and its mechanical power after heating is considerable This project aims to utilize modern technologies for

Installation of 25 MW Power Plant in Babolsar

Distributed Generation (DG) development is targeted to reduce electrical wasted energy and environment problems in IRAN by ministry of energy. In this way, Mazandaran province has a special situation because of geographical and environmental cond

Shahid rajaee port special economic zone

Taking measures to reduce freights of transporting cargoes to Iranian ports, and expediting the process of loading and unloading cargoes, and reducing the waiting time of vessels to support the economy of the country.

Anzali trade-industrial free zone

Bandar Anzali as the most equipped and most modern Caspian Sea port due to the unique geographical position as the only free port in the area,has the significant role in development of North – South(Nostrac) corridor. Since this Port is being located

East Azarbaijan And Tabriz

The province covers an area of approximately 47,830 km², it has a population of around four million people. The historical city of Tabriz is the most important city of this province, culturally, politically, and commercially.

Kish Island

In the shadow of the empire, the islands in the gulf became prosperous, navigation in the Persian Gulf was expanded and better vessels were used to carry passengers and goods. Navigational signs, including lighthouses, were set up to facilitate navig

OIBC

Becoming a member of Open Iran Business Club is the perfect way to enhance your access to this market. Members gain professional advice and services, have access to exclusive investment projects, have unique opportunities to network and meet like-min

Iran Could Trigger A Resource War On Several Fronts Other Than Oil

As has already been discussed at length, once the economic sanctions imposed by the U.S. and the European Union on Iran begin to be lifted next year, there is going to be a surge in the already oversupplied global crude oil markets. The current world

U.S. Warns Against Rush To Invest In Iran Before Sanctions Lifted

Reuters is reporting that the Obama administration has privately reminded foreign governments and U.S. bankers that sanctions against Iran remain in effect and they should not rush to invest in Iran.

Legal Service

Open Iran offers legal services through its main partner Afarin Law Firm that is an international firm specialized in providing legal services to transnational companies

Business Consultancy

With more than a decade of experience, we know the International Business inside out. Our experts have helped many traders through the complex process of establishing a business and investing overseas and in Middle East.

Doing Business in Iran, Opportunities and Challenges 2

Dr Siamak Goudarzi, CEO of Open Iran Group, one of Iran’s most professional international business consultancy firms, and Anita Papp, the firm`s International Development Manager write about the industry’s journey

Doing Business in Iran, Opportunities and Challenges 1

Dr Siamak Goudarzi, CEO of Open Iran Group, one of Iran’s most professional international business consultancy firms, and Anita Papp, the firm`s International Development Manager write about the industry’s journey and about how Open Iran Group shaped

Iran Seeks Foreign Investment to Boost Tourism Industry: Official

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran has extensive plans to boost its tourism industry following the conclusion of nuclear talks with world powers, a vice president announced, voicing Tehran’s enthusiasm to attract foreign investment in the lucrative market.

UAE businessmen eye investment in Iran's Kish

A group of UAE businessmen met with a senior official of Kish Free Trade Zone Organisation (KFTZO) to discuss investment opportunities in economic activities on Iran's Kish Island, a report said.

U.S. and International Businesses Eye an Iranian ‘Gold Mine’ After Nuclear Deal

Lifting sanctions could unfreeze $150 billion of Iranian money and open borders for business

Iran Is About to Open for Busines

The Iran nuclear agreement may unleash the country’s mercantile instincts, which are undimmed by the regime’s dark realities

Iran to open door to oil investment as companies eye return

Tekegraph, International oil companies are lining up to return to Iran as new contract terms take shapetE

Britain's Charlemagne plans Iran investment funds before sanctions lifted

(Reuters) - A British asset manager is teaming up with a Tehran-based firm to establish funds that will invest in the Iranian securities markets, in a sign that flows of foreign money into Iran may not wait for economic sanctions to be lifted.

Western Companies Hope For a Bonanza in Iran

If you just looked at the numbers, the deal revealed last week by the aerospace and defense giant Boeing seemed insignificant: $120,000, for some data, aircraft manuals and navigation charts. But symbolically, the sale to Iran Air, revealed on Oct. 2

Iran nuclear deal would open last big frontier stock market

(Reuters) - Years of economic sanctions and isolation have ravaged Iran's economy but created one of the last unexploited opportunities for international portfolio investors, who could start moving their money in this year if geopolitics permit. T

Iran Lures Investors Seeing Nuclear Deal Ending Sanctions

Hotel with his Farsi translator, sipping coffee with potential Iranian partners while discussing the price of soy fiber. No sooner do they vacate their armchairs than another group of besuited businessmen takes their place, this time conversing in It

Trade-Industrial Free Zones

Incentives and advantages for investment in Trade-Industrial Free Zones

Special Economic Zones

Incentives for investment in Special Economic Zones

Tax Holidays

There are two major types of direct taxes including income taxes and property taxes. Each category of direct taxes, in turn, is divided into sub-parts. Indirect taxes include taxes on imports and Value Added Tax (VAT). Taxes on imports are currently

Arvand Free Zone

The region, suggested to be considered as the Arvand free zone, consists of 3 zones in an area of 170 square kilometers, is located on the southwestern part of Khuzistan province along the border river, the Arvand River.

Maku Free Trade Zone

Maku is a town in the northwestern Iranian province of West Azerbaijan. The Karasu River in Turkey lies to its north, and Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, an exclave of the Republic of Azerbaijan, is to its east. Turkey and the Iranian town of Khoy ar

Anzali Free Zone

Anzali Free Trade-Industrial Zone is a wide area of Bandar Anazli about 3200 hectares and about 8 kilometers of sea border and up to 2 kilometers into the sea, which included industrial ,trade and commercial ,tourism and services sections. Anzali Fr

Aras Free Zone

Jolfa district is located in the north-west of Eastern-Azerbaijan province, between 45º and 17´ till 46º and 31´ in eastern longitude and between 38º and 39´ till 39º and 2´ in northern latitude. It shapes a narrow strip on the northern border of the

Chabahar Free Zone

City and Oman sea and 70th km of Pakistan border. Some part of its land area has been allocated for industrial activities while the rest part has been earmarked for trade, commercial services, residential, tourism and green area activities.

Qeshm Free Zone

The largest Island in the Persian Gulf, Qeshm is situated at the mouth of the strait of Hormoz, 22 kms from Bandar Abbas and 220 kms from the UAE. The total area of this Free Zones is 300 sq. kms.

Kish free zone

Kish Island has a surface area of 90 square kilometers, with an outer boundary of 40kms, and a nearly elliptical shape. It is located in the Persian Gulf 19kms from mainland Iran.

Protecting Minority Investors

Below is a detailed summary of the strength of minority shareholder protections against misuse of corporate assets by directors for their personal gain.

Registering Property

Below is a detailed summary of the steps, time and cost involved in registering property in Iran, Islamic Rep.

Kish INVEX 2015

With the support of the Iranian government, Open Iran group and BTK are organising Kish INVEX consisting of a combined event, which is the 7th International Summit and Exhibition for Presenting Iran's Investment Opportunities

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