Free economic zones in Zanzibar have been purposely established to attract FDI, specifically labour intensive projects and increase exports. Companies set their business in those designated areas enjoy simplified customs and other administrative procedures. Zanzibar, currently, has five free economic zones. These are
Amani Industrial Park
It is located just 3 kilometers from Malindi seaport and 2 kilometers from Zanzibar International airport. The Industrial Park is fairly developed and operational, covering an area of 12.5 hectares. About 95 percent of her sheds are occupied. Investment opportunities include expansion of the Park as well as investing within the existing industrial park.
Covering an area of 808.8ha, Micheweni Free Economic Zone is situated on the northeastern tip of Pemba island about 75 km from Mkoani sea port and 45 km from Chake Chake airport. The zone offers untouched land ready to host potential investors. Investment opportunities include zone development as well as its future operations.
It is located about 24 km from seaport and 10km from the Zanzibar International Airport on the South-West of the Unguja island (Zanzibar). Fumba zone is the largest zone in Zanzibar covering an area of 3000 hectares. Investment opportunities include zone development as well as investing within the zone.
The zone is just 5 km from Malindi seaport and it is specifically established to attract transit trade and logistic business. Investment opportunities include expansion of the zone as well as investing within existing facilities.
Air Port Zone
Airport zone is intended to cater for air cargo. Investments are encouraged for the development of the site as well as its future operation.