Ships, motor vehicles, fuel, metal ores, household appliances,
Marine products, aluminium and ferrosilicon..
Iceland offers investors a competitive and deregulated business
environment broadly in line with European legislation under the European
Economic Area (EEA) agreement. The EEA grants tariff-free access for most
products to 17 other European countries, including all the European Union
member states, and Iceland has free trade agreements with most Eastern
European countries too.
Corporate income tax
in Iceland was lowered to only 18% at the beginning of 2002 – by far one
of the lowest levels in Europe. Power rates have been negotiated specially
for large-scale industrial users of electricity.
Special tax concessions (only 5% corporate income tax) are offered
to International Trading Centres registered in Iceland but trading
between other countries, and tax rebates are granted to film companies
set up specifically for working on location in Iceland.
Domestic markets in Iceland are easy to win because of deep
national media penetration, close-knit social patterns and the
responsiveness of Icelandic consumers. Some restrictions still apply
to investment activities in fishing and primary fish processing.