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The United Republic of Tanzania

Export Processing Zones Authority

Export Processing Zones Authority

SEZ Licence and Permit

EPZA is mandated by law to issue EPZ and SEZ licenses. These licenses are synonymous with the business licenses issued by Local Government Authorities and other Regulatory Authorizes. Once an investor obtains the SEZ or EPZ license he does not require any other license except for highly regulated industries like Food and Drugs.

EPZA issues the following types of licenses

SEZ and EPZ Developer License Designing, Financing, Constructing and Maintaining SEZ or EPZ.

SEZ User License Establish SEZ business activities.

EPZ User License Establishing Export Oriented

Manufacturing Activities.

SEZ Permit Providing Business Services

to SEZ users.

i. SEZ and EPZ Developer’s License

This license is given to an investor interested to develop industrial park infrastructures (internal roads, security fence, landscape, factory warehouses and provision of utilities such as power, water, sewerage systems, and telecommunications). The license is issued to an investor interested to build factory warehouses and basic infrastructures within the industrial park or standalone industrial unit.

ii. SEZ Operator (Zone Management Company)

Means any business entity that operates, maintains and promotes an SEZ in Tanzania.

iii. SEZ Export User License (EPZ License)

Means a License issued by the Authority to an SEZ user in accordance with the SEZ Act and Regulations that entails an SEZ user to conduct Export Oriented manufacturing or processing activities.

iv. SEZ User License

Means a License issued by the Authority to an SEZ user in accordance with the SEZ Act and Regulations that entails an SEZ user to conduct Authorized SEZ Activities other than export-oriented manufacturing or processing activities.

v. SEZ permit

Means permits issued by the Authority under regulations 45 which entails a business entity to provide non-core business services in a declared SEZ. Such business may include as banking, insurance, electricity supply, IT and ICT services strictly within the industrial park.