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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

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PUBLISHED REPORTS

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“The Authority will continue to provide assistance to the exporters. Any bottlenecks faced , today will be addressed promptly, and we look forward to improvements” - Mr Deo Kyomya at the horticulture stakeholder’s meeting representing the Ed of @freezonesug
#HelpingYouToExport

Happening Now: An engagement with @GggiUganda and @TradeMarkAfrica discussing the proposal on Greening Free Zones in Uganda for #sustainabledevelopment
#GreenGrowth

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