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  1. Iran, Islamic Republic of - Economic and social policy - Law, Act

    Law Extending the Trial Deadline for the Law on Improving Health of the Administrative System and Combating Corruption. - Legislation on-line in Persian

    Adoption: 2015-12-21 | IRN-2015-L-105848

    The law includes only 1 article which extends the Law on Improving Health of the Administrative System and Combating Corruption (pilot law) for three and a half years.

  2. Iran, Islamic Republic of - Economic and social policy - Law, Act

    Law on Supporting Commercial and Knowledge-based Companies and Institutions for Research and Innovation. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-11-21 | IRN-2015-L-103154

    Defines the scope of companies and institutions covered by this Law and grants some privileges such as exemption from taxes, customs duties, low-interest or interest-free loans, right to work in special economic zones, etc.

  3. Iran, Islamic Republic of - Economic and social policy - Law, Act

    Law on Extension of the Deadline for the Patents, Industrial Designs and Trade Marks Registration Act. - Official Gazette 1394-07-13 (2015-05-15)

    Adoption: 2015-08-05 | IRN-2015-L-103246

    The law states the expiration date of the implementation of Patents, Industrial Designs and Trade Marks Registration Act, approved on 20.10.2007, and extends it for another

  4. Iran, Islamic Republic of - Economic and social policy - Law, Act

    Law allowing the Islamic Republic of Iran to participate in the IMF Programs for Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility. - Official Gazette 1393-04-24 (2015-04-15)

    Adoption: 2015-07-15 | IRN-2015-L-103228

    The government will be allowed to participate in the programmes for poverty reduction and growth promotion (PRGT) initiated by the International Monetary Fund.

  5. Iran, Islamic Republic of - Economic and social policy - Law, Act

    Law removing barriers to competitiveness and improving the production of financial systems (No. 777). - Official Gazette 1394-02-01 (2015-03-22)

    Adoption: 2015-03-22 | IRN-2015-L-103256

    The law introduces tax exemption for natural and legal persons active in the free zones and other areas of the country. The law contains also several exemptions for foreign investors.

  6. Iran, Islamic Republic of - Economic and social policy - Law, Act

    Statute of the National Environmental Fund. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-11-09 | IRN-2014-L-103150

    Chapter 1: General Provisions
    Chapter 2: Funding and Activities
    Chapter 3: Pillars
    Chapter 4: Other Provisions

  7. Iran, Islamic Republic of - Economic and social policy - Law, Act

    Law on Acceleration of Reconstruction of Areas Damaged by Disaster. - Official Gazette 1393-02-01 (2014-04-21)

    Adoption: 2014-04-21 | IRN-2014-L-103298

    The Law provides a set of measures for reconstruction of areas damaged by disasters and grants a moratorium for loans for two years period for the affected people in cities and villages.

  8. Iran, Islamic Republic of - Economic and social policy - Law, Act

    Law on Provision of Basic Commodities for Vulnerable Groups. - Official Gazette 1392-03-08 (2013-05-29)

    Adoption: 2013-05-29 | IRN-2013-L-103140

    This law provides basic commodities (consumer basket composed of essential food products) for persons covered by Imam Khomeini Relief Committee and the State Welfare Organization.

  9. Iran, Islamic Republic of - Economic and social policy - Law, Act

    Law for the Continuous Improvement of Business Environment. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-02-05 | Date of entry into force: 2012-03-18 | IRN-2013-L-94652

    Within the framework of implementation of Article 123 of the Constitution (continuous improvement of the business environment), this Law aims at reducing the role of the Government in the economy, providing guarantees for investments and empowering the private sector.
    According to Article 2, the Government is to review the opinions of the Chamber of Commerce,as well as employers and workers and, if needed, shall hold meetings with them.

  10. Iran, Islamic Republic of - Economic and social policy - Law, Act

    Law on Targeted Subsidies. - Official Gazette, 1388-10-15 (2010-01-05), No. 18908

    Adoption: 2010-01-05 | Date of entry into force: 2010-01-13 | IRN-2010-L-91714

    Defines the Government obligations and competences to target the energy subsidies in order to rationalize energy consumption (gasoline, gas oil, fuel oil, kerosene), to reduce the proportion of social groups with high incomes and to increase the share of subsidies for groups with low-incomes.

    Article 7, inter alia, authorizes the Government to spend maximum 50% of net proceeds resulting from the implementation of the Law for running a comprehensive social security system providing health care, housing costs and employment services.

  11. Iran, Islamic Republic of - Economic and social policy - Law, Act

    Law No. 25274/680 on Amendment of Specific Articles of the Fourth Five-Year Economic, Social and Cultural Development Plan of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Implementation of General Policies of Principle 44 of the Constitution. - Official Gazette, 1386-11-06 (2008-01-28), No. 18476

    Adoption: 2008-01-28 | Date of entry into force: 2008-06-14 | IRN-2008-L-91849

    Chapter 1. Definitions
    Chapter 2. Domains of Public, Cooperative and Private Sector Activity
    Chapter 3. Development Policies of the Cooperative Sector
    Chapter 4. Reorganizing State-Run Companies
    Chapter 5. Ceding Process of State-Run Companies
    Chapter 6. Distribution of Justice Shares
    Chapter 7. Ceding Board and Its Duties
    Chapter 8. Supreme Council for Implementation of General Policies of Principle 44 of the Constitution and Its Duties
    Chapter 9. Facilitating Competition and Preventing Monopoly
    Chapter 10. Miscellaneous Articles

    This Law defines the scope of activities of public, private, and cooperative sectors and introduces provisions for ensuring fair competition and preventing monopoly and anti-competitive activities.

    Chapter 9, inter alia, makes provisions on privatization and prohibition of anti-competitive activities, discriminatory pricing and abuse of a dominant position.

  12. Iran, Islamic Republic of - Economic and social policy - Law, Act

    Law on the Fourth Five-Year Economic, Social and Cultural Development Plan of the Islamic Republic of Iran [2004-2009]. - Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majlis), 1383-06-11 (2004-09-01)

    Adoption: 2004-09-01 | Date of entry into force: 2004-09-01 | Date of end of application: 2009 | IRN-2004-L-91720

    PART I - KNOWLEDGE-BASED GROWTH OF THE NATIONAL ECONOMY IN INTERACTION WITH GLOBAL ECONOMY
    Chapter 1. Laying the Ground for Rapid Economic Development
    Chapter 2. Proactive Interaction with the Global Economy
    Chapter 3. Economic Competitiveness
    Chapter 4. Knowledge Based development
    PART II - ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, TERRITORIAL SPATIAL PLANNING, REGIONAL BALANCE
    Chapter 5. Environmental Protection
    Chapter 6. Territorial Spatial Planning, Regional Balance
    PART III - ENHANCEMENT OF HEALTH, SOCIAL SECURITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
    Chapter 7. Enhancement of Health and Improvement of Quality of the Life
    Chapter 8. Enhancement of Human Security and Social Justice
    PART IV - SAFEGUARDING ISLAMIC-IRANIAN IDENTITY AND CULTURE
    Chapter 9. Cultural Development
    PART V - STRENGTHENING NATIONAL SECURITY
    Chapter 10. National Security
    Chapter 11. Judicial System Development
    PART VI - GOOD GOVERNANCE AND THE MODERNIZATION OF THE STATE
    Chapter 12. Good Governance and the Modernization of the State
    Chapter 13. Management and Operation of the Plan
    Chapter 14. Re-validation of the Law and the Government Financial Regulation
    Chapter 15. Supervision and Monitoring
    PART VII - QUANTITATIVE TABLES OF THE FOURTH DEVELOPMENT PLAN

  13. Iran, Islamic Republic of - Economic and social policy - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations concerning the Article 180 of the Act on the Third Plan of Economic, Social and Cultural Development. - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 2001-03-28 | IRN-2001-R-84306

    Regulates the procedures with respect to the entry and visas of foreign nationals and refugees.

  14. Iran, Islamic Republic of - Economic and social policy - Law, Act

    The Law of the Third Five-Year Economic, Social and Cultural Development Plan of the Islamic Republic of Iran [2000-2004]. - Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majlis), 1379-01-17 (2000-04-05)

    Adoption: 2000-04-05 | Date of entry into force: 2000-04-05 | Date of end of application: 2004-09-01 | IRN-2000-L-91673

    Provides for implementation of administrative reforms, reduction of state-owned enterprises, improvement of human recourses management and organization of Governance structure of the country.

    Article 56, inter alia, provides for allocation of 70% of saving deposits with no interests to individuals and non-governmental legal identities for creation of new jobs. The same Article provides for loans to jobless and legal identities residing in rural areas, self-supporting women as well as those who have already acquired some technical and vocational skills.
    Article 190 provides for improvement of conditions in prisons and aids to families of prisoners and the executed convicts.

  15. Iran, Islamic Republic of - Economic and social policy - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation concerning the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) 1995 Scientific Foundation.

    Adoption: 1996-04-05 | Date of entry into force: 1996-04-21 | IRN-1996-R-46990

    Provides for the creation of ECO, a permanent regional foundation for scientific, technical, medical and economic research based in Islamabad.

  16. Iran, Islamic Republic of - Economic and social policy - Law, Act

    Law for the attraction and protection of foreign investment in Iran.

    Adoption: 1995 | IRN-1995-L-57566

    Applies to persons, companies, and private firms of foreign nationality investing in Iran either in cash or in the form of factories, machinery and parts, equipment, patent rights, expert services, for development, rehabilitation, and productive activities in industry, mining, agriculture and transport. Establishes that capital imported into Iran in accordance with this law, as well as profits accrued therefrom, shall enjoy the legal protection of the government and that all rights, exemptions, and facilities accorded to domestic capital and private productive enterprises shall also apply to foreign capital and firms. Provides for compensation where the enactment of special legislation deprives the foreign investor from ownership. Also provides for implementing regulations.

  17. Iran, Islamic Republic of - Economic and social policy - Law, Act

    Law on the Second Five-Year Economic, Social and Cultural Development Plan of the Islamic Republic of Iran [1994-2000]. - Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majlis), 1373-09-20 (1994-12-11)

    Adoption: 1994-12-11 | Date of entry into force: 1994-12-11 | Date of end of application: 2000-04-05 | IRN-1994-L-91667

    Defines qualitative and quantitative macroeconomic policies and policy objectives of the Development Plan. Allocates 4,800 billion rials to be paid directly in a monthly basis to low-income families including those of married soldiers, who are incapable of providing for their families, as well as families, women and children without guardians, families who are headed by those incapable of working and also families of needy prisoners.

  18. Iran, Islamic Republic of - Economic and social policy - Law, Act

    Law on the Administration of Free-Trade Industrial Zones. - Act On-line in English

    Adoption: 1993-09-12 | IRN-1993-L-42161

    Establishes the Kish Island free zone, the Qeshm Island free zone and the Chah Bahar free zone. The zones shall be administered by a board of directors, chosen by the Cabinet (s. 6). Rules regarding employment, insurance and social security, and the issuance of visas shall be governed by working procedures approved by the Cabinet (s. 12).


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