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The Aras region has long had an important place in world trade and has always been of interest to traders and travelers in Asia-Europe and the Silk Road. In addition to the importance of this region in trade and transit, the natural and geographical features of the region have also increased its capacities. In this regard, Aras Free Trade-Industrial Zone started operating in 2005, with an initial area of ​​9700 hectares. The area of ​​this Free Trade-industrial Zone was expanded in 2008 and reached 51,000 hectares.

Aras Free Trade-Industrial Zone, which covers parts of Jolfa and Khodaafarin cities, is located in 4 separate geographical areas, in the northwest of Iran and at the zero point of the border with Armenia, Azerbaijan and Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic. Aras Free Trade-Industrial Zone is one of the significant tourist destinations due to its natural resources and resources, favorable climate and weather, mineral water springs and numerous historical and cultural attractions. This Zone also holds significant capacities for agricultural and industrial activities.

The most important goals of the Zone include the expansion of trade and commercial services, the development of the transportation industry, agriculture and animal husbandry, clean industries and medical and extra-medical facilities, and tourism activities.

a note from the CEO


Anzali Free Zone is the area of ​​golden rains, the port of foggy dreams, the land of agriculture and fisheries, the tourism hub of the country and the ancient home of hardworking people who have experienced fishing, rice cultivation and trade along with tourism. This region, as the economic hub of the north of the country and the northern center of gravity of Iran in international corridors, is one of the super-strategic regions of our country, which also has significant geoeconomic features.
The government's emphasis on the plan of Anzali Free Zone in developing our country's relations with the Eurasian Economic Union, which is the first operational experience of the country in using the capacity of free zones in international interactions, along with convergence in Gilan province The north of the country, along with the appropriate infrastructure and platforms for any kind of productive investment, trade, tourism and transit, has created a great opportunity for investors to achieve their goals and dreams in the international economy in this region.
Mohammadvali Rozbahan

Dedicated benefits







Exclusive advantages of Aras Free Trade-Industrial Zone

- Proximity to the consumer markets of CIS countries with a population of 400 million people,

- Access to Tabriz International Airport,

- Rail network connection to the mainland cross-national railway and the former Soviet national railway,

- Extensive freight transport infrastructure (road, rail and air)

- Rich water resources (Aras river as well as Aras, Khodaafarin, Golfaraj and Gardian dams),

- Diverse tourism capacities in the fields of history, culture, nature and health,

- Attracting more than 5 million tourists a year,

-Ready infrastructure in the sectors of energy, telecommunications, warehousing and etc.

- Easy access to the mainland consumer market and full coverage of the 10 million-strong consumer market in northwestern Iran

- Extensive agricultural plains and temperate mountainous climate,

- Access to industrial towns and clean industries.

The main axes of business

Tourism Activities

Trade and Commercial Services

Transportation Industry

Agricultural and Livestock Development


Ways of communication

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