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Certain Iranian Law Tips for the Foreign Traders/Investors,

  • Certain Iranian Law Tips for the Foreign Traders/Investors...

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    • Iran is a party to New York Convention[2] ("Convention"). Therefore for dispute resolutions, in addition to the Convention, it is recommended to use Iranian arbitration such as Tehran Regional Arbitration Centre (TRAC) and Arbitration Center of Iran Chamber (ACIC), which are applying UNCITRAL Rules. There has not been any history of encountered special difficulties in enforcing the enforcement of Convention awards under the Iranian Code of Civil Practice.
    • With the JCPOA, transfer of funds among EU persons, entities or bodies, including EU financial and credit institutions, and non-listed Iranian persons, entities or bodies, including Iranian financial and credit institutions, are permitted. The authorization or notification requirements for fund transfers are no longer applicable. On the other hand, there are still certain authorization procedures to be accomplished in case of transfer of the profits of a foreign investment company in Iran under the Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Act ("Foreign Investment Act")[3].
    • Investing via Foreign Investment Act is recommended to the foreign investors. Foreign investors in Iran are subject to the same amount of taxes with the Iranians and tax exemption of 80% by the Direct Taxation Law is ensured for 4 years in respect to all the industrial investments. Foreign legal entities residing abroad are subject to taxes at the flat rate of 25% in respect of the aggregate taxable income derived from the operation of their investment in Iran or from the commercial activities performed by them, directly or through their agencies in Iran.

    At the Davos in early 2014, President Rouhani declared that Iran is open for business and said that over the next three decades, Iran could become a top-10 global economy. Many dismissed this claim as a pipe-dream, but today, with the recent developments, it is likely to become a reality.

    Keywords:Iran,Investment

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