Maku Free Zone has excellent transportation and goods transit situation and due to having easy access to Middle Asian and European markets. This zone is restricted to Turkey republic in north, to Nakhjavan autonomous republic in west which makes this zone a transit highway of middle Asia and Europe and has turned it to outstanding global commercial index of Asian countries.
Not only does Maku free zone have a common culture with Azerbaijan and Turkey but also has commonalities with Armenia and Georgia in Urartu culture. Regarding the strategic importance of having access to Caucus for Iran, major trading, business exchanges and diplomatic relations between Europe, Russia and Iran is accomplished through this channel.
Being very close to Mersin seaport in Mediterranean sea and Trabzon seaport in black sea offers a salient privilege in accessing to European markets via land and sea which in comparison to Persian Gulf ports is very economical.