Colon Free Zone

Benefits and Requirements for Establishment

The CFZ offers monetary, fiscal and corporate advantages to companies established in the commercial area. These benefits are:

  • Tax exemption on imports, re-exports and manufacturing of goods
  • Tax exemption on Re-export incomes
  • Tax exemption on invoicing
  • Tax exemption on other national or provincial taxes
  • The use of the US Dollar as legal currency
  • Low cost on the rent of land, building or any required spaces
  • It is allowed the establishment of companies with Licenses for Multinational Companies Headquarters (MHQ), Multinational Company for the provision of services related to Manufacturing (EMMA) or those authorized to operate under the special regime of City of Knowledge or Call Centers for commercial use.
  • It is allowed the establishment of Higher Education Center and Scientific Research Centers
  • Automated trade operations
  • Migratory facilities for foreign executives
  • Digitalized security system
  • A large financial network of national and international banks
  • Office of Intellectual Property and Systems for prevention of money-laundering
  • Sale through e-commerce
  • Institution certified under ISO 9001

Any company or person that desire to be located in the Colon Free Zone, can do so under one or more of the following operational plans:

  • Subscribing with the Administration a Lot Rental Contract
  • Subscribing with the Administration, a Locale Rental Contract
  • Subscribing with the Administration, an Operations Permit Contract
  • Utilizing the services of the Public Warehouse established in the Colon Free Zone

For more information visit the following link: Forms to be established in the Colon Free Zone