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

  1. The company must be registered or incorporated for the sole purpose of developing and operating a Free Zone in Uganda;
  2. The company must have an adequate equity base and access to capital to enable it develop a Free Zone or operate in a Free Zone; and
  3. The activities of the projects for which the Developer or Operator seeks the Free Zone’s Licence must be commercially viable and must be based on a suitable and credible Business Plan.

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