UNDERSTANDING THE FREE ZONES ACT

The GFZA was established on 31st August, 1995 by an Act of Parliament to enable the establishment of free zones in Ghana for the promotion of economic development; to provide for the regulation of activities in free zones and for related purposes.

 

The global trend of investing in export processing/industrial zones has caught up with Africa as a whole and Ghana specifically. Africa is also being acknowledged as the new frontier for trade and investment. With Ghana’s position as the gateway to West Africa, investors can expand their businesses to new and emerging locations.

 

By the enactment of the Free Zone Act, investors are being offered elaborate fiscal, trade and investment incentives to encourage the production of goods and services primarily destined for export markets through the attraction and utilization of Foreign Direct Investment and increasing the role of the local private sector.

 

Ghana’s Free Zones Programme is designed to promote processing and manufacturing of goods through the establishment of Export Processing Zones (EPZs), and, encouraging the development of commercial and service activities at sea- and air-port areas. The programme combines both the enclave and single factory enterprise schemes; therefore the whole of Ghana is accessible to potential investors. The main aim of the Programme therefore is to open Ghana up to potential investors who can utilize the Free Zones as a base to produce goods and services mainly for export. Free zone enterprises are however allowed to sell up to 30% of their annual production on the local market.

 

The GFZA is the government agency responsible for the implementation and administration of the Free Zones Programme in Ghana. Its role is to facilitate, regulate and monitor activities within the free zones. 

 

The current Management is determined to lead the GFZA into a new era with a firm commitment to the vision and mission of the GFZA to provide a favorable environment for investors.  In our journey to become a relevant player, our management structure has evolved to sharpen our focus on the needs of the investor and satisfy those needs with greater speed and effectiveness.

 

The Ghana Free Zones Programme is attracting investors looking for the ideal destination in West Africa and a premier location for labour intensive investments.  Whether you are looking for the right location, expanding into new markets or looking for unexplored opportunities the GFZA can assist. We support companies to make the most of every opportunity that Ghana offers, from the generous incentives to the abundant and easily trainable labour force.

 

Investors in the Ghana Free Zones Programme benefit from the ease of doing business, a progressive government committed to the development of the private sector, relatively developed infrastructure and a competitive labour cost. It is our firm resolve to offer the most favorable business environment for a mutually beneficial operation in Ghana. 

 

I take this opportunity to reiterate our commitment to continually aspire to providing excellent services, improved infrastructure within the designated free zones and professionalism in dealing with our clients and potential investors. 

 

Investors are invited to come to Ghana and explore the opportunities available under the free zones programme and utilise our easily trainable and abundant labour force as a source of competitive advantage to develop larger markets for your goods and services. The GFZA is ready to partner you to make your location in Ghana profitable.

 

Akwaaba.

UNDERSTAND THE FREE ZONES AUTHORITY ACT

The GFZA was established on 31st August, 1995 by an Act of Parliament to enable the establishment of free zones in Ghana for the promotion of economic development; to provide for the regulation of activities in free zones and for related purposes.

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Investors are invited to come to Ghana and allowed our easily and abundant labour force be a source of competitive advantage for you as you explore and develop larger markets for your goods and services.

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Ghana FREE Zones Authority GETS NEW OFFICE COMPLEX

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr. Ekow Spio Garbrah has on behalf of President John Mahama commissioned an office complex for the Ghana Free Zones Authority(GFZA) in Cantonments, Accra.

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The Republic of Ghana is located in West Africa and bordered by Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) to the west, Burkina Faso to the north, Togo to the east and the Gulf of Guinea to the south. The word Ghana means "Warrior King" and derives from the Ghana Empire in pre-colonial times.

The Ghana Free Zones Authority (GFZA) was established on 31st August, 1995 by an Act of Parliament–1995 (Act 504), to enable the establishment of free zones for the promotion of economic development; to provide for the regulation of activities in free zones.

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