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UGANDA FREE ZONES AUTHORITY (UFZA)

Rose Bud Ltd
Rosebud Ltd Free Zone undertaking planting, grading, harvesting, packaging and Export of sweetheart and intermediate cut Roses
Mahathi Infra(U) Ltd
Free Port Zone undertaking the storage , transportation and transhipment of fuel to compliment Ugand's oil exports
Nilus Group Ltd Free Zone
Nilus Group Ltd Free Zone, processors of green leaf tobbaco for export
Seco Marine (U) Ltd Free Port
Seco Marine (U) Ltd Free Port Zone carrying out the business of Ship Assembling and Cold storage Managment
The Uganda China (Guangdong)
Free Zone of International Co-operation, manufacturers of phosphate fertilizers
Shree Modern Textiles Ltd Free
Shree Modern Textiles Ltd Free Zone dealing in Ginning , weaving and Textile making
Wagagai Mining (U) Ltd Free Zone
Wagagai Mining (U) Ltd Free Zone who are mining gold in Busia, eastern uganda
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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

ELIGIBILITY

Both local and foreign business enterprises are eligible to be licensed to develop and operate a Free Zone provided they fulfill the following: for more details

GUIDELINES

Complete the application form UFZA (1) for a Developer’s licence.  Please use bold print. Please pay particular attention to the following sections.

LICENSING

Developers and Operators wishing to join the Free Zones program areclassified into three categories depending on the nature of business they undertake.

PROCEDURES

Incorporate or register a company with Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) for the sole purpose of developing a Free Zone in Uganda

BENEFITS OF FREE ZONES TO THE PRIVATE SECTOR

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Public Free Zones

Lease industrial facilities from Government-owned Public Free Zones such as Entebbe International Airport Free Zone and manufacture goods for export

Private Free Zones

Develop & Operate a private multipurpose or single-owned Export Processing Zone to manufacture and process goods for export or Free Port Zone to carryout transshipment or trade-related commercial and services activities

Special Economic Zones

Any of the following is permissible:

Agricultural Export Zone, Livestock Export Zone, ICT Zone, Science & Technology Export Zone, Tourist & Recreational / Conference & Convention Zone, among others

Leasing Government Land

This can be in any of the planned Public Free Zones to construct industrial facilities, warehouses and office buildings for sub-leasing to export manufacturing and Agro-processing enterprises

LATEST NEWS

PUBLISHED REPORTS

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Minister of State for Planning @AmosLugoloobi today convened the 1st Inter-Ministerial Committee meeting on the development of a public free zone/special economic zone at Kaweweta,Nakaseke district.

H.E the President @KagutaMuseveni allocated 44.6 square kilometres of land in…

We congratulate the President of the Republic of Uganda, @KagutaMuseveni , the @NRMOnline, and all Ugandans on the 38th Anniversary of the NRM Liberation.

Building a country that we all cherish through export development and job creation.

On Tuesday, 23rd January 2024, @AmosLugoloobi Minister of State for Finance, Planning and Economic Development was on a visit to the site of planned 44.6 square kilometres Public Free Zone at Kaweweta, Nakaseke district.

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Day 2 of the EA Trade & Investment Forum: @ED_UFZA was part of a panel discussion on the current state of trade in the region. He said, "we are in the advanced stages of setting up the largest Free Zone in Eastern, Central & Southern Africa in Nakaseke District for export devt"

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