There are two types of Free Zones in Egypt
A- Public Free Zones :
In Egypt, there are seven Public Free Zones provided with basic
infrastructure and utilities. A Public Free Zone is managed by a
board of directors, in addition to an administrative organ to
provide technical, economic and legal advice and offer all needed
facilities concerning establishment of projects and issuing the
Land offered in exchange for
usufruct (rent) is as follows:-
$3.5 per m2 annually for industrial projects.
$7.0 per m2 annually for other projects (storage & services).
A reduction of 50% on these rates granted to Ismailia Public Free
B- Private Free Zones :
GAFI issues a decree concerning the establishment of Private Free
Zone each of which shall be limited to a single project if its
nature so necessitates, according to the following criteria: -
1- Its site must enhance its economic status e.g., near raw material
sources or establishment on a site appropriate with the nature of
its activity (navigation & maritime transport projects, insurance
companies, cement silos …etc).
2- IT should contribute to the establishment of new communities
according to the current state policy.
3- Unavailability of requested areas of land for the project in the
public free zones.
4- The project must observe all standards and regulations pertaining
to the protection of the environment. In this case, the investor
determines the site of the private free zone that either can be
owned or rented. The authority shall help investors to obtain all
necessary infrastructure and utilities needed.
Criteria for a Private Free
Priority is given to
export-oriented industrial projects.
Generating high value added to the domestic production factors.
Applying modern and advanced technology.
Creating more job opportunity.
Projects Transformed to Private
GAFI may approve changing the
status of an inland project to a Private Free Zone in accordance
with the following parameters:
- Project in operation.
- Committed to export not less
than 50% of the production.
- The project should be in
accordance with specifications required.
Alexandria Public Free
Zone in Ameriyah
Alexandria is renowned as Egypt's major port on the Mediterranean
Location and area
Alexandria Public Free Zone is located in Ameriyah at the Km 29.5 on
the Alexandria - Cairo desert road with an area of 1353 feddans.
Established projects are in the field of manufacturing, storage and
Ameriyah - Alexandria / Cairo desert road
Post office No: 23512
Alexandria Head office: 03/4480750
Telephone: 03/4480741 03/4480742
Fax: 03/4480751 03/4480749
Nasr City Public Free Zone
It is located within Cairo
governorate the capital and major city in Egypt.
Location and area
It is located in close proximity to Cairo international airport,
which facilitates linkages with foreign markets while simultaneously
providing easy access to skilled labor from Cairo. It comprises 168
feddans and includes several projects for manufacturing, storage and
El zohour district adjacent to El Wafaa Wal Amal city
P.O. box 8044 Post Office: 11584
(202) 274869 (ten lines)
Fax: (202) 2748467
is a city of an important strategic position as a commercial port
overlooking the north of the Gulf of Suez at the point it meets with
Suez Canal and is considered to be its southern outlet, It also
represents a point of connection between Egypt and Arab and African
countries overlooking the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean, the Gulf region
and countries of the far East.
total area of the
Governorate is 25000 kilometers and the city possesses the qualified
manpower and the expertise which is Equipped with the latest
technology and enjoys a high level of efficiency.
Public Free Zone :
Ismailia is located midway between
Port - Said port on the Mediterranean sea and Suez port on the Red
Location and Area
The Public Free Zone is situated in the Ismailia City suburb on the
main road (Cairo/Port-Said). It comprises 800 feddans and has
several enterprises working in manufacturing, storage and services
First Stage Area:
||420000 M2 with
Services & green area:
Ezz el Dien Ismailia / Port Said Road
Head office: (064) 482841
Tel.: (064) 482865, (064)482868
Fax: (064) 482869
Damietta Public Free Zone :
located on the Mediterranean sea adjacent to Damietta port.
The free zone is located at the northern borders east of the Delta,
55km west of Port Said port (the northern gate to the Suez Canal)
which is considered the most strategic marine path in the world.
Of Damietta Port,P.O.Box191
Port-Said Public Free Zone
is adjacent to the port which lies on the Mediterranean Coast It is
the hub of trade between Middle East,
Europe and Far East . The zone is also close to Shark El Tafriaa
port. The area of Port Said Public Free zone is 729 thousand m²
Address: Port Said - near Port Said port
Telephone :066/729752 - 066/724798
Port Said Free Zone
Fields of Investment in Media Production Free Zone:
" Radio, television & data space broadcasting
" All kinds of radio, television & information space channels.
" Print houses.
" Producing radio, television & cinema works & all kinds of
advertising & artistic production.
" Producing, fabricating & assembling materials & equipments needed
for the previously mentioned activities.
" Advertising , propaganda services & public relations
" Organizing permanent exhibitions for the local & international
companies that produce media production & telecommunication
" Hotels, touristic facilities & shopping malls to serve the free
" Banking services.
" Importing & storing the machines , equipments , instruments, tools
, operating requirements & spare parts.
" Producing programs, computer systems & electronic content, in
addition to software designing
visit also media production