Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran The Supreme Council of Iran’s Free Trade, Industrial & Special Economic Zones
Logistics is known as the art of management in controlling the flow of things (goods) between
the point of origin and the point of consumption. In other words, logistics is known as goods
transportation from producers to consumers.
According to the United Nations’ report, the Middle-East’s share of the world’s transportation is
more than half. There are 3 important corridors in this region and miraculously, two of them
cross Iran which have made Iran an inviting place for producers and consumers of all around the
world to transport their products through these corridors.
Chabahar Free Zone, the only Free Zone neighboring with Indian Ocean and Indian subcontinent
markets which is located in International Indian corridor that links Russia and central Asian
countries and Afghanistan to free waters is a great place for investment, trade and transit goods
between mentioned countries.
Utilization of marine and fisheries resources like seaweed have become one of most important
potentials for economic development in upstream and downstream sections. Also, utilization of
renewable energies such as wind, solar and sea wave can help to provide required energy for
several industries, agricultural activities, utilization of mineral materials, processing metal and
non-metal materials and steel, Negin Petrochemical Complex, the completion of transportation
infrastructure and energy resources are among the important facilities to absorb foreign
Chabahar Free Zone as the only oceanic port of Iran is located in south of East-West corridor
which is the closest access way to Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan,
Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan and linking Iran to the Oman Sea, is one of the most important
waterways in the world. Access to high seas and international ports has made Chabahar Free
Zone a geographically convenient location to transit goods to CIS countries.
Besides, incentive rules such as 20-year tax exemption on legal and real person’s income, tax
exemption from customs duties, moderate terms for importing and exporting goods, free inflow
and outflow of capital have made great potentials for investment in this region, have made
Chabahar Free Zone economically important and suitable for investment.
By developing Chabahar port, the capacity for logistic services will increase from 6 million tons
to 82 million Tons by the year 2025.
Establishing an international airport and linking Chabahar to Central Asian countries and
Afghanistan, in addition to low transit costs and transportation time, have made logistic complex
and freight services interesting for investment.