Colon Free Zone


The trading activities within the CFZ involve around 2,960 companies formally established in this free trade area. A large number of logistics and other related services are easily accessible to traders, investors and tourists:

  • Shipping lines and Airlines
  • freight forwarding and consolidators
  • logistics operating services
  • custom's brokerage
  • trucking and ground transportation
  • a banking platform by local and international banks
  • all necessary government services for trading and clearance, among others

Around 83% of the companies established in CFZ are dedicated to wholesale mainly to the following activities:

  • Wholesale of food, beverage, cigarettes and agricultural materials
  • Wholesale of textiles, clothing and shoes
  • Wholesale of household domestics goods
  • Wholesale of construction materials, hardware and plumbing equipment
  • Wholesale of machinery and other equipment
  • Wholesale of motor vehicle and motorcycles, their spare parts and accessories

Merchandise is also received in bulk duty free, subsequently repacked, labeled, assembled, manufactured and reshipped in smaller quantities to customers in a wide area. Companies operating in the Colon Free Zone do not require a commercial license.