Tehran – Non-petroleum products worth $ 61 million were exported from the Arvand Free Trade Zone (FTZ) in Khuzestan Province, southwestern Iran, during the 1.5-month period since the start of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21), according to a provincial official.
Seyed Ali Mousavi, deputy director of the Arvand Free Zone Organization for Investments and Economic Affairs, said the exported goods included building materials, clinker, minerals, bitumen and various industrial oils, dates and dairy products, and were exported from the port of Shalamcheh and the ports of Khorramshahr and Abadan, which are located in the Arvand Free Zone.
These goods have been exported to Iraq, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, China, Australia and Germany, and some countries in Central Asia, he added.
The official previously announced that the area has attracted $ 52 million in approved foreign investment projects in the last Iranian calendar year (ended March 20).
He said the investment status was appropriate in this area despite the sanctions.
During the past two decades, free and special economic zones have played an important role in the Iranian economy, and the Iranian government has seriously pursued a program of developing existing zones and creating new ones.
According to Morteza Bank, the former secretary of the High Council of Iranian Free Zones, more than 40% of Iran’s exports go through the country’s free trade zones and special economic zones and $ 169 billion in products from Iran. base have been exported from these regions over the past seven years. .