EghtesadOnline: The Guardians Council—a watchdog that ensures laws are in line with the Iranian Constitution and Islamic law—has approved the parliament’s bill on exemption of value added tax on services offered by mid-level lodging properties, including three-star and lower-rated guesthouses, apartment hotels as well as travel agencies offering Iran tours to foreigners that have secured permits from Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Ministry, or related guilds.
EghtesadOnline: Iran’s total fertility rate (both the Iranian population, immigrants and foreigners residing in Iran) has been in decline from 2.1 in the year ending March 2018 to 2 in the year ending March 2019 to 1.8 in the year ending March 2020.
EghtesadOnline: Iranians ranked first among foreigners who registered companies in Turkey during the first 10 months of 2019, according to data provided by the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey.
EghtesadOnline: Foreign natural entities are allowed to place an order for crude oil offered in Iran Energy Exchange (IRENEX), a move to facilitate foreigners’ participation in Iran’s energy market.
EghtesadOnline: Foreign travelers to the holy city of Mashhad in Iran's Khorasan Razavi Province will not be charged with tourist tax, local officials have announced.