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Corporate Documents as applicable to the applicant
Certificate of incorporation (Simple copy)
Memorandum of association (Simple copy)
Shareholders resolution appointing board members, chairman and CEO (Simple copy)
Resolution granting signing (Simple copy)
List of shareholders with respective shareholding (Simple copy)
List should show respective shareholding.
Resolution authorizing the investment in the Zone (Simple copy)
(shareholders’ resolution, board resolution, etc.)
Other documents and information required with the application for the designation of a Zone
Application form for designation of a Zone (Simple copy)
Business plan (Simple copy)
Market demand analysis (Simple copy)
Number of Enterprises that will likely become Zone Users during the first 5 years.
Socio-economic welfare and cost-benefit analysis (Simple copy)
Pre-feasibility study (Simple copy)
Including preliminary land use plans, master plan and engineering/ architectural drawings.
Information that should appear in the business plan
Projected effect of the planned Zone on international trade
Effect of the proposed Zone on the establishment or retention of domestic manufacturing
National job-creation and technical-training potential
Degree to which the Zone is positioned to utilize existing national capacity
Extent to which the planned Zone is in proximity to Enterprise clusters
Extent to which the proposed business plan satisfies the requirements of a Zone Investment
Fitness of the site and of any existing on-site infrastructure
Degree to which the proposed land area has access to actual or planned off-site infrastructure
Extent and cost of any proposed population displacement or relocation
Physical expansion potential of the Zone
Physical security measures and construction means
Consistency with economic development and poverty-reduction goals
Views of all Persons likely to be affected by the Zone
Extent to which tenure documents of the subject area establish that the proposed Zone is suitable
Extent to which the proposed Zone can be designed and constructed for multiple Zone Users
in the event the Zone is established for multi purposes
Degree to which the planned site meets the minimum land-area requirements of 5 hectares at least
Extent to which the proposed land area complies with all applicable land use plans
Degree to which Competent Agencies supports the establishment of the proposed Zone
Ability of the country to compete in the international market for targeted Zone activities
Extent to which the planned Zone is in line with the public interest, safety, security and welfare
Statement that the subject land area and Zone planning and construction comply with applicable laws
Anticipated government participation
Any other document or information that SEZAR deems suitable
to protect the public interest, health, safety, and welfare of Rwanda provided such factor is clearly published and applicable to all Zones designations
Applications may come from either private, public or public-private entities, including SEZAR itself which can decide to establish a Zone based on its own initiative.
SEZAR shall evaluate the degree to which the applicant’s business plan, 10-year market demand analysis and investor forecasts, socio-economic cost-benefit analysis, and pre-feasibility study on the development, operation, and maintenance of the proposed Zone, satisfy the following minimum requirements:
- Economic Rate of Return (ERR) > 0
- Internal Rate of Return (IRR) > 10%
- Business plan including a 10-15 years projection
Within 90 days after the submission of a complete application, after ensuring that the eligibility criteria are met and that serious consideration shall be given to the application; SEZAR shall issue a "preliminary notice for comments" (publication in local media) requesting any entity that may be affected by the proposed Zone to submit comments in the next 10 days.