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Clearance of goods from Jolfa and Aras Free Zone

2023 / 06 / 17

Jolfa Customs is considered as the most significant region of Iran's economy in the northwest. If you intend to import and export goods from Russia or other countries located in the northwest of Iran, clearance of goods from Jolfa will be your main need in this regard. In the last several years, the political and economic relations between Iran and Russia have greatly expanded, and therefore, trading with Rufvssia through Jolfa customs has also increased significantly. Gezdrazi Trading Company has years of experience in providing professional services for goods clearance from Jolfa. In order to clear your goods from Jolfa customs, contact our experts. Registration of orders, purchase of goods, transit and transhipment of goods, transportation, preparation of documents for goods exit from customs, obtaining required permits, consulting on product selection for business, etc. are among the services of c Company for merchants.

Benefits of Jolfa Customs Clearance

Jolfa Customs has more than 50 years of experience and has large roofed warehouses with an area of ​​135 thousand hectares. Advanced equipment for unloading and loading, possibility of train entry to some warehouses, having a large number of trucks, and of course the exemption conditions for commercial profit up to 15% are the main benefits of this customs.

Jolfa Customs Clearance Conditions

Jolfa city is located in 135 km north of Tabriz city, south of Aras Border River, 65 km north of Marand and 135 km northwest of Varzghan in East Azarbaijan province. This city is known as a border and customs city, and Jolfa customs is one of the largest land customs with an area of ​​more than 500 hectares. There is a railway border between the city of Jolfa in East Azarbaijan province and the country of Russia, and for this reason, the goods that enter the Jolfa border are mostly moved by railway. In Jolfa Customs, all matters related to import, export and transit of goods from origin to destination are completely done. Tracking and handling of postal deposits, passenger affairs and border dwellers are also among the responsibilities of this customs.

Clearance of goods from Jolfa is like clearance of goods from other Iranian customs and has similar steps and documents. At the time of clearing goods from Jolfa, you must prepare a statement that includes all necessary documents such as warehouse receipt, proforma, order registration certificate, purchase and sales invoice, bill of lading, insurance policy, inspection certificate, transportation documents, laboratory certificate, etc.

The cost of clearing goods from Jolfa is also determined based on the type of goods and its amount, but in general, for all goods, the cost of transportation, import duties, commercial profit, inspection and laboratory fees should be considered. Goods such as cloth, tobacco, household appliances, rubber, glue, hand-woven and machine-made carpets, plates and porcelain, toys, etc. are specially imported from Jolfa Customs.

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Jolfa Customs Clearance Conditions

Required Documents for Goods Clearance from Jolfa

Acquaintance with the items and documents required in Iranian customs is one of the first steps in the commercial and clearance process. Having sufficient knowledge in this field will increase the speed of carrying out related affairs and also reduce the possibility of occurring errors. The documents required for clearance of goods from Jolfa customs are as follows:

  • Certain import declaration
  • Copy of valid business card
  • Certificate of clearance
  • Certificate of origin
  • Declaration of currency supply
  • Purchase Invoice
  • Permit of order registration
  • Proforma
  • Packing list and insurance policy
  • Catalog
  • Operation license

Required Documents for Goods Clearance from Jolfa

Clearance of Goods from Aras Free Zone

Aras region has an area of ​​51 thousand hectares. The history of Aras Jolfa Free Zone dates back to the 5th century BC and has always attracted the attention of many traders due to its unique geographic and geopolitical location. In terms of location, Aras Free Zone is located in East Azarbaijan province in five parts of Jolfa, Kalibar and Khodaafrin, and its main part is located on the border of Iran with Armenia, Nakhchivan and Azerbaijan, which is called Aras Jolfa Free Zone. To be more precise, Aras Free Zone is located on the edge of the Aras River in the northwest of Iran and at the zero point of the border.

The free zone is an enclosed area that is located next to the ports or customs of a country and is exempt from some of the country's laws and includes profit exemptions, discounts on customs duties, or tax exemptions. For this reason, free zone is of great importance for carry out economic activities and investment. Note that no need to pay duties and customs is one of the main advantages of a free zone. Aras Free Zone based on the evaluations made by the Secretariat of the Supreme Council of Free Zones of Iran is one of the 7 commercial free zones of Iran, which is the second most developed and growing free zone in the country after the Kish Free Zone. Aras Free Zone Customs has been assigned to Aras Free Zone through Jolfa Customs.

Imported Goods to Aras Free Zone

Generally, the goods that are imported into a free zone, if they include Building materials for the construction, commercial, residential and service units, will be exempted from paying port duties. On the other hand, machines, components and pieces needed for production, raw materials, production equipment and tools, as well as spare parts of production machines are also completely exempt from paying port duties. The goods that are transported from the free zone to a foreign country or from other countries to the free zone must undergo external transit, which is easily done in the free zone. The transit of goods that are prohibited in free zones will also require the permission of the Supreme Council of Free Zones. The rules of transit of goods and clearance of goods from Aras Free Zone are the same as other free zones.

Benefits of Investing in Aras Free Zone

About 22 foreign companies operate in Aras region and more than 100 nationals of foreign countries such as Turkey, South Korea, Armenia, India, China and Kazakhstan are engaged in economic and commercial activities in this region. The main advantages of trading in Aras Free Zone are as follows:

  • Tax exemption for 20 years
  • Exporting manufactured goods to the country
  • Exemption from customs duties and commercial interest for importing raw materials
  • Exporting manufactured goods to abroad
  • Transit and re-export of foreign goods
  • No restrictions on the entry of goods (except for goods that are against Islamic laws)
  • Guaranteeing the legal rights of foreign investors against acquisition and nationalization
  • Company registration by the Free Zone Organization itself
  • The possibility of carrying out economic activity for foreign investors
  • The possibility of 100% foreign investment
  • No need to provide visas for the entry and exit of foreign nationals

The Connection between Jolfa Customs and Nakhchivan Customs

Due to the short distance between the Nakhchivan border terminals and the neighbouring countries (this distance is about 120 km from the Jolfa border terminal on the border of Iran to the Sadrak border terminal on the Turkish border) and construction of suitable roads, traders usually proceed from the Jolfa area to clear goods from Nakhchivan. At the present time, Nakhchivan's railway connection with Iran is established, and the connection of Nakhchivan's railway to Turkey is also under construction. Polchoobi customs, which is the international border between Iran and Nakhchivan, is active around the clock.

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Customs Information of Nakhchivan Border

In the past, most of Iran's were imported to Iran's Jolfa Customs via rail transport from Jolfa and the former Soviet Union, but with the collapse of the former Soviet Union, Jolfa became a neighbor to the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic and is the only land border of Iran with the CIS countries or Commonwealth of Independent States. It should be noted that currently, the State Customs of the Republic of Nakhchivan has been subordinated to the Central Customs Committee of Azerbaijan. Also, the common border of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic and Iran, in the city of Jolfa, is known as the most crowded passenger border in Iran, after Tehran airports. Clearance of goods from Nakhchivan customs is one of the services of Gezdrazi Company to merchants. Gezdrazi Company provides its services to merchants by monitoring the customs information of Nakhchivan border and being aware of the latest rules of this customs.

Clearance of goods from Jolfa by Gazdrazi Company

Clearance of goods from Jolfa by Gezdrazi Company

As already stated, you will need sufficient knowledge and experience in the process of clearing goods from Jolfa and Aras. The experts of Gezdrazi Company will be with you in all stages of the trading affairs, so that you can go through this path with the least cost and time. The main benefits of clearing goods from Jolfa by Cazdrazi Company are as follows:

  • Monitoring the latest changes in Jolfa customs
  • Complete mastery of all stages of goods clearance from Jolfa customs
  • Carrying out customs affairs in the shortest possible time
  • Reducing additional costs
  • Preparation of documents in an accurate and specialized manner
  • Transparency of responding to customers
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