Who we are
Zimbabwe Special Economic Zones Authority is a statutory body set up in terms of the Special Economic Zones Act (Chapter 14:34). Its functions are spelt out in section 18 of the Act but more specifically are key result areas are designate, attract and administer Special Economic Zones in Zimbabwe.
Functions of Authority
In terms of section 18 of the SEZ Act the functions of the Authority are as follows;-
( a) to establish special economic zones wherein export-oriented industrial activities will take place whether by way of manufacturing, processing or assembling goods or providing services or otherwise for the purpose of selling domestically or exporting such goods or services;
(b) to attract foreign direct investment into special economic zones;
(c) to administer, control, and regulate all special economic zones;
(d) to provide and maintain such services, facilities and structures as are in its opinion necessary or desirable for the efficient operation of any special economic zone;
(e) to permit customs offices to be established in any special economic zones and to provide facilities for the purpose;
(f) to ensure the provision of adequate fencing and enclosures to segregate a special economic zone from the customs territory, where necessary;
(g) to approve and regulate activities which may be carried on in a special economic zone;
(h) to grant investment licenses for investment in special economic zones;
(i) to grant permits to developers of special economic zone areas for infrastructure development including but not limited to road works, information and communications technology works, and water and electricity works;
(j) to constitute a single institution through which applications for the approval of investment in special economic zones shall be made and through which all necessary approvals, licences and permits may be granted or issued in respect of approved investments;
(k) to monitor and evaluate the implementation of approved investments in special economic zones and to submit reports to the Board conceming such investments;
(i) to advise the Minister on all matters relating to investment in special economic zones.