UGANDA FREE ZONES AUTHORITY (UFZA)
Uganda Free Zones Authority (UFZA) is a Government Agency that regulates and licenses Export Processing Zones and Free Port Zones for the purpose of creating opportunities for export-oriented investment and job creation.
Free Zones are designated areas in Uganda where duty free goods are stored, manufactured and or processed for export.
All domestic and foreign investors who export 80% and more of their enterprise output are eligible to invest in Free Zones.
"Since our region is endowed with a lot of natural resources, including reasonable supplies of fresh water, we need and we can work together to harness the opportunities" – H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda
- Fiscal incentives at importation and exportation of goods
- Logistical flexibility- Goods are transferred from the Port of entry directly to the Free Zone and customs clearance is done on site
- Business facilitation and dedicated aftercare services in the acquisition of secondary licences, permits and approvals from other Government Ministries, Departments & Agencies
- Serviced physical infrastructure facilities within the Public Zones
- No minimum investment threshold for the establishment of a Free Zone
- A single factory is permitted
- Duty free market access of goods to regional, continental and international markets due to existing regional trade arrangements e.g. AfCFTA, COMESA, EU, AGOA etc