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Special Economic Zones are spaces for economic activities whose purpose is to offer a set of infrastructures and services that provide companies with the best conditions for carrying out their activities.

Special Economic Zones

Special Economic Zones are spaces for economic activities whose purpose is to offer a set of infrastructures and services that provide companies with the best conditions for carrying out their activities.

The governance framework of SEZs

As specified in the 2017-06 Special Economic Zones (SEZ) Act, the governance framework is composed of the following entities:

  • Ministry of Investment Promotion , responsible for strategic directions and implementation of SEZ development policy ;
  • The joint public-private committee charged with the control, the regulation, the mediation and the conciliation between all the actors evolving in the SEZs ;
  • The SEZ Administrator in charge of the administration and management of Senegal’s Special Economic Zones ;
  • Promoters / developers responsible for the promotion, development, development and operation of SEZs ;
  • Companies of the SEZ which are the economic entities having received an authorization delivered by the Administrator of the SEZs, to carry out any economic activity especially industrial.
The incentive scheme applicable in SEZs

Companies including promoters / developers of SEZs can benefit from an incentive package that entitles them to tax and customs exemptions. As provided for in the law n ° 2017-07 of January 06th, 2017 bearing device of incentives applicable in the SEZs and the decree n ° 2017-1174 in application of the law n ° 2017-07 of January 6th, 2017, the exempted companies will benefit in particular :

  • the duty of admission free of all duties and taxes levied at the customs cordon, excluding Community levies on raw materials, equipment and other goods and, as well as the duty free export outside the national territory of the same goods ;
  • an exemption from the payment of any income tax ;
  • a tax rate of 15% on corporation tax ;
  • a possibility of concluding contract was fixed term of five (05) years ;
  • an exemption from the lump-sum contribution payable by the employer or any other tax based on the wages paid by the enterprises and borne by them;
  • an exemption from the flat rate minimum tax on companies.
Over a period of 25 years renewable
Investment opportunities in SEZs

The SEZ’s main vocations are the following sectors of activity :

  • agribusiness
  • industry
  • the information and communications technology
  • the tourism
  • the supply of medical services
  • the services
Services Provided by the Administrator in SEZs

The Administrator must ensure to each promoter / developer the availability of technical production factors including : road connectivity, water, electricity, sanitation & IT. In addition, the Administrator will ensure the establishment of a one-stop-shop / service center at each SEZ for :

Single Window / SEZ

  • Registration of SEZ enterprises
  • The establishment of the statements related to business activities
  • the issue of different approvals, certificates and visas related to the activities of companies

ZES OF DIASS

Decree of creation: decree n ° 2017-932 of 09 May 2017 creating the Special Integrated Economic Zone of Diass ; Location: 45 km from Dakar (next to Dakar Blaise Diagne Airport Diass ) ; Area (site 1) : 718 ha ; Connectivity: access by motorway to toll and the national road 1 (Dakar – M’ bour ). Eligible activities
Industry
Agribusiness
ICT
Tourism
Port activities
Medical service offers
Services
Specific eligibility criteria

Dedicate 60% of the export turnover
Minimum investment of 100 million FCFA
150 direct jobs during the 1st year of exercise

ZES OF DIAMNIADIO

Decree of creation: Decree No. 2017-1110 of May 30, 2017 on the admission of the Diamniadio Integrated Industrial Park to the SEZ regime
Location: 30 km from Dakar
Surface area: 53 ha
Connectivity: access by toll road and by road national 1.
Eligible activities

Assembly and packaging
Agribusiness
Confection
Building materials
ICT
Electricity and electronics
Logistics
Related services
Specific eligibility criteria

50% of export turnover
Investment of 500 million FCFA at least
5 direct jobs per 100 m² of industrial building occupied during the first year of exercise

SANDIARA SEAS

Creation decree: Decree n ° 2017-2189 of November 22nd, 2017 concerning the admission of the Sandiara Industrial Zone to the SEZ regime.
Location: 110 km from Dakar
Area: 100 ha
Connectivity: Access by National Road 1 (M ‘ bour – Kaolack)
Eligible activities

Industry
Agribusiness
Aquaculture
ICT
Tanning industry
Poultry farming
Energy
Logistics
Services
Specific eligibility criteria

50% of sales for export or import substitution, during the first 3 years
5 direct jobs for 100 m² of production area in the first 3 years
welcome, from the second year of exercise, at least 10 of the 1,500 students at Sandiara Technical High School , as part of their sandwich course

  • ZES de DIASS

    IMG-ZE_1

     

    Décret de création: décret n° 2017-932 du 09 mai 2017 portant création de la Zone Économique Spéciale Intégrée de Diass ;
    Localisation: 45 km de Dakar (mitoyen à l’Aéroport Dakar Blaise Diagne de Diass) ;
    Superficie (site 1) : 718 ha ;
    Connectivité: accès par l’autoroute a péage et par la route nationale 1 (Dakar – M’bour).
    Activités éligibles

    Industrie
    Agrobusiness
    TIC
    Tourisme
    Activités portuaires
    Offres de services médicaux
    Services
    Critères d'éligibilité spécifiques

    Dédier 60% du chiffre d’affaires à l’exportation
    Investissement minimum de 100 millions de FCFA
    150 emplois directs durant la 1ère année d’exercice

  • ZES de DIAMNIADIO

    ZES2

     

    Décret de création: Le décret n° 2017-1110 du 30 mai 2017 portant admission du Parc industriel intégré de Diamniadio au régime de ZES
    Localisation: 30 km de Dakar
    Superficie: 53 ha
    Connectivité: accès par l’autoroute à péage et par la route nationale 1.
    Activités éligibles

    Montage et emballages
    Agro-alimentaire
    Confection
    Matériaux de construction
    TIC
    Electricité et électronique
    Logistique
    Services connexes
    Critères d'éligibilité spécifiques

    50% du chiffre d’affaires à l’exportation
    Investissement des 500 millions de FCFA au moins
    5 emplois directs pour 100 m² de bâtiment industriel occupé durant la 1ère année d’exercice

  • ZES DE SANDIARA

    IMG-ZE_3

     

    Décret de création: Décret n° 2017-2189 du 22 novembre 2017 portant admission de la Zone Industrielle de Sandiara au régime de ZES.
    Localisation: 110 km de Dakar
    Superficie: 100 ha
    Connectivité: accès par la route nationale 1 (M’bour – Kaolack)
    Activités éligibles

    Industrie
    Agrobusiness
    Aquaculture
    TIC
    Industrie de la tannerie
    Aviculture
    Energie
    Logistique
    Services
    Critères d'éligibilité spécifiques

    50% du chiffre d'affaires à l'exportation ou en import-substitution, au cours des 3 premières années
    5 emplois directs pour 100 m² de surface de production dans les 3 premières années
    accueillir, dès la deuxième année d’exercice, au moins 10 des 1 500 élèves du lycée technique professionnel de Sandiara, dans le cadre de leur formation en alternance

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