incentives and regulations that will guide the functioning of the
Zimbabwe Special Economic Zones Authority (ZimSeza), effectively
bringing it into full operation.
chaired by former Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) governor Dr Gideon
Gono, but the Authority was yet to become fully operational.
incentives (specifically the non-fiscal incentives) are promulgated, the
Authority will begin approving projects that were on hold.
incentive packages will be gazetted and once gazetted, we can start
approving projects, we can then begin declaring targeted areas, cities
and towns as special economic zones (SEZs). Government has publicised
its desire for SEZ status for Sunway City here In Msasa/Ruwa, Victoria
Falls, Bulawayo and recently Mutare and Norton,” he said.“We will now, after gazetting the regulations and incentives, request
investors in these places to submit specific projects that speak to the
exact location of their proposed factories, business plans with
projections of exports generation or level of import substitution,
employment creation, technology transfers and introductions, proposed
linkages with local industries and implementation time tables.
or markets, road, rail or air networks, waste management programs, power
and water availability, proximity to labour markets and other
under Section 57 of the Act, which speaks to the gazetting of
regulations to guide operationalisation of SEZs.Fiscal incentives for SEZs have already been gazetted.
Act of 2017, there is zero-rated corporate income tax for the first five
years of operation with a corporate tax rate of 15 percent applying
thereafter; there is also a duty-free importation on capital equipment.
percent of cost from year one and 25 percent in the subsequent two
years; exemption from non-residents tax on fees for services that are
not locally available; exemption from non-residents tax on fees for
services that are not locally available, and zero-rated capital gains
tax, among others.
revival plan for ZiscoSteel, but said approvals and certificates could
not be granted without the regulations and incentives in place.
following objectives: to restore the economy’s capacity to produce
goods and services competitively; to create economies of scale good
enough for the locator of the proposed SEZs to be internationally
competitive, and to ensure inclusive growth emanating from the spread of
growth nodes and diversified provincial offerings.They are also aimed at maximising the economic benefits of a given
geographical location and its stakeholders, and attracting more
investment from the International world.
executive officer for the Authority was a key step in effectively
operationalising its functions.
Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Physics; Certified Diploma
in accounting and finance (ACCA) and a National Diploma in marketing