GFZA LICENSING & REGISTRATION

For investments to be eligible under the Free Zones Programme, the investment should satisfy the following conditions:

  • Should be a limited liability company registered with the Registrar Generals’ Department
  • Should be export oriented.
  • Should add some value to products/services to be exported
  • Should be environmentally friendly

 

Requirements

Free zone investors do not require any minimum capital investment. However, investors must indicate their ability to fulfill the minimum 70% export requirement. New investors are required to go through the following steps to obtain a free zone license: Incorporate a company in Ghana with the Registrar-General’s Department and obtain Certificates of Incorporation and Commencement of Business Obtain and complete the GFZA Application Form and submit together with the following documents:

 

Business Plan

  • Copy of Certificate of Incorporation
  • Copy of Certificate to Commence Business
  • Copy of Companies Code
  • Evidence of possession or lease of real property or intent to acquire such property
  • Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with prospective clients
  • Environmental Protection Agency Permit (where necessary)
  • Evidence of Funding/Capital Transfer
  • Any other relevant document

 

The GFZA shall notify the applicant of the status of his/her application for License within 28 working days of receipt of complete application

 

A license specifying authorized activity to be undertaken (i.e. Developer, Manufacturer, Commercial or Service Industry) by applicant shall be issued to the successful applicant. The investor is required to start operations within 6 months of receiving approval to operate as a Free Zone Enterprise/Developer. An initial/renewal license fee shall be paid as follows:

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.

Activity Initial Fees Annual Renewal Fee
Developer US$4,000.00 US$2,400.00
Manufacturing US$2,000.00 US$1,600.00
Service US$3,000.00 US$2,000.00
Commercial US$5,000.00 S$4,000.00

GFZA ADVANTAGE

UNIQUE ADVANTAGES YOU ONLY GET FROM THE FREE Zones Authority

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.

NEWS & EVENTS

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.

FEATURED BUSINESS

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.

Access a wide range of downloadable content including reports, videos, photos, brochures, articles, speeches and more from the Ghana Free Zones Portal. All downloads require Adobe PDF Reader. If you do not have it installed on your system, please install Adobe Reader.

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