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Special Economic Zones is a concept still in its infancy yet progressive in Zimbabwe. In general, Special Economic Zones exist to attract investments in particular regions of a country.

In which, those investing in SEZs benefit from several fiscal and non-fiscal incentives established by the government of that particular country.

In the passages to follow, I intend to outline the incentives for operating in Zimbabwe’s SEZs as well as, explaining the finer details of regulation and bodies which govern these zones.

To begin with, the Special Zones Act was enacted in November 2016 as part of the government’s efforts to engage foreign investors and, reversing the country’s economic decline.

Through this Act, the Zimbabwe Special Economic Zones Authority was established to oversee and assist companies/investors keen to conduct business in these areas.

The main functions of the Authority include administering and controlling SEZs, granting investment licences, and monitoring activities of …