Incentives

There are extensive and generous incentive packages in the Free Zone Act (1995) for investors interested in developing and operating free zone enclaves and single-factory free zones in Ghana include:

  • 100% exemption from payment of direct and indirect duties and levies on all imports for production and exports from free zones.
  • 100% exemption from payment of income tax on profits for 10 years and shall not exceed 15 per cent thereafter.
  • Total exemption from payment of withholding taxes from dividends arising out of free zone investments;
  • Relief from double taxation for foreign investors and employees;
  • No import licensing requirements;
  • Minimal customs formalities;
  • 100% ownership of shares by any investor – foreign or national in a free zone enterprise is allowed;
  • There are no conditions or restrictions on: repatriation of dividends or net profit; payments for foreign loan servicing; payments of fees and charges for technology transfer agreements; and remittance of proceeds from sale of any interest in a free zone investment;
  • Free Zone investors are permitted to operate foreign currency accounts with banks in Ghana;
  • At least 70% of annual production of goods and services of Free Zone Enterprises must be exported; consequently up to 30% of annual production of goods and services of a free zone enterprise are authorized for sale in the local market Free Zone investments are guaranteed against nationalization and expropriation.

News and Events

  • GFZA Quarterly Meeting

    Circulars from the Ghana Free Zones Authority is available on this page, please ensure you have Adobe Reader to view the documents as they are in the widely accepted PDF Format. All downloads require Adobe PDF Reader. If you don’t have Adobe Reader Installed, please use the link below to download a free copy. Download

    July 30, 2019
  • 2nd Made-in-Ghana Bazaar

    Date: 26th – 28th July 2019 Venue:  Accra International Conference Center Time:  9am -7:30pm Each Day

    July 19, 2019
  • Beijing 2019
    June 6, 2019
  • Public Disclosure of ESMF and the RPF – Safeguards

    GHANA-ECONOMIC-TRANSFORMATION-PROJECT.pdf  

    April 17, 2019