Iran plans to establish new free trade zones (FTZs) with the aim of boosting exports to neighbouring countries.
Senior Presidential Advisor Akbar Torkan (pictured) told Mehr News Agency that Iran’s Free and Special Zones Council is determined to set up new export terminals, with Shalamcheh and Maku export terminals to be completed in the current Iranian calendar year, which ends on 20th March.
He added that Sarakhs export terminal is under construction, and Aras Free Zone is also under development.
The official went on to say that Mehran, Baneh-Marivan and Ardebil Free Zones are planned with the intention of boosting exports to Iraq, Iraqi Kurdistan and Azerbaijan, respectively.
Inche-Boroun Free Zone is planned to focus on Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan.
(Source: Tehran Times)