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Zones Industrielles de Cote d'Ivoire


Ivory Coast | Special Economic Zone

about ZIC

ZIC (Zones Industrielles de Côte d'Ivoire) stands as a testament to the strategic partnership between Arise IIP and the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire. Functioning as a Public-Private Partnership (PPP), this collaboration underscores a commitment to sustainable industrial development. ZIC is an infrastructure-rich industrial park designed to propel economic growth by providing cutting-edge facilities and logistical support.

At the core of ZIC's offering is its emphasis on logistics advancement. The park's strategic location and well-developed road networks make it an ideal hub for the efficient movement of goods. This logistical efficiency translates into increased competitiveness for businesses operating within ZIC, fostering both local and international trade.

Moreover, ZIC plays a crucial role in import substitution, enabling Côte d'Ivoire to meet its domestic demand for processed goods. This not only bolsters self-sufficiency but also positions the country as a reliable source of quality products, reducing dependence on imports and enhancing economic resilience.

In essence, ZIC, as a collaborative effort between Arise IIP and the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, is a multifaceted platform driving industrial growth. By integrating logistics, utilities, and strategic initiatives for agro-commodity processing, ZIC aims not only to bolster local industries but also to position Côte d'Ivoire as a regional leader in manufacturing. This PPP model serves as a blueprint for sustainable development, emphasizing the importance of private sector participation in driving economic progress.

440 ha

Zone Area

Abidjan

Location

$300 Mn

FDIs Target

ZIC investment sectors

Agro Processing

Agro Processing

Market Size

$100 Bn

Africa's agricultural powerhouse! Turn crops & livestock into high-value food & beverages.

Construction Materials

Construction Materials

Market Size

$23 Bn

Forecast

7.8%

ZIC is actively inviting investors to put up construction and construction related products manufacturing facility to cater to a US$ 35 Billion construction industry of Western African states.

Automotive & Spares

Automotive & Spares

Used Car Market

$1.2 Bn

ZIC is actively inviting investors to put up automotive and related spare parts manufacturing facility to cater to a US $18 Billion automotive industry of Western African states.

Pharmaceuticals

Pharmaceuticals

Forecast

$1.8 Bn by 2025

In Cote d'Ivoire, 6% of pharmaceutical products are domestically produced, while 94% is imported, signifying a huge area for improvement.

Consumer Electronics

Consumer Electronics

CAGR

8.7%

Smartphone Penetration

54.4%

ZIC is actively inviting investors to put up consumer electronics related products manufacturing facility to cater to a US $100 Million consumer electronics industry of Cote d'Ivoire and around US$ 30 Billion of Western African states.

Textiles

Textiles

Market Size

$18.4 Bn

2025 Consumption

$36.4 Bn

ZIC is actively inviting investors to put up textiles and related products manufacturing facility to cater to a U$6 billion textiles industry of West Africa around US $30 Billion of Western African states.

FMCG

FMCG

Forecast

$4.6 Bn

Regional Growth

8.5%

ZIC is actively inviting investors to put up FMCG and related products manufacturing facility to cater to a US $35 billion food industry in Cote d'Ivoire and around US $500 Billion of Western African states.

Timber & Wood Processing

Timber & Wood Processing

Export Value

$5 Bn

Classified Forest Area

4 Mn Ha

With round logs export ban and the increasing consumption of wood products, ZIC is strategically located to cater to investors needs plus the massive construction boom will add on to the demands.
ZIC investment opportunities

Shea Processing

Shea Processing

Production

300,000 tonnes

Ivory Coast, a shea nut abundant region, presents lucrative opportunities in processing. With vast shea resources, the country is primed for value addition.

Rubber Processing

Rubber Processing

Export Value

$1.9 Bn

Annual Production

1.5 MMT

Cote d'Ivoire is the 4th biggest rubber producing country in the world. Around 90% of the produced rubber is processed.

Palm Oil

Palm Oil

Market Size

$70 Bn

Côte d'Ivoire is the world's 8th largest African producer of palm oil, with annual production up to 600,000 tonnes forecasted for FY_24. This significant production capacity positions Côte d'Ivoire as a key player in the global palm oil market.

Garmenting

Garmenting

Forecast

$8 Bn

Ivory Coast offers promising textile and garmenting opportunities. Abundant cotton production, coupled with strategic initiatives, positions the country as a hub for textile manufacturing.

Glass Manufacturing

Glass Manufacturing

Forecast

$12 Bn

Glass Container Demand

5 Mn Tons

Current glass production capacity is estimated to be significantly lower than the country's consumption needs, creating a substantial gap for foreign investors to bridge.

Cashew

Cashew

Demand

4 Mn MT

Export Value

700,000 MT

Ivory Coast's ideal conditions and efficient farming practices ensure quality yields. With rising global demand and a focus on value-added processing, investors can earn high returns while driving sustainable economic growth.

Fruit Processing

Fruit Processing
Ivory Coast produces millions of tons of tropical fruits annually, but much is exported raw or wasted due to limited processing. Investing in fruit processing facilities in the ZIC zone can turn this supply into high-value products like juices, dried fruits, and purees.

Cocoa

Cocoa
Investing in Ivory Coast's cocoa production is a strategic opportunity due to its position as the world's top cocoa producer. The region's optimal growing conditions, robust infrastructure, and strong global demand for cocoa products offer investors a pathway to high returns and sustainable growth.

Ceramics

Ceramics
Ivory Coast's ceramics industry offers a prime investment opportunity due to abundant resources, a growing construction sector, and strong demand for quality building materials.

Cement

Cement
Investing in the cement industry in the ZIC zone of Ivory Coast offers lucrative opportunities due to strong demand, abundant raw materials, supportive government policies, and strategic infrastructure advantages, ensuring high returns and sustainable growth.

Hardware Products

Hardware Products
Investing in the hardware industry within the ZIC Zone of Ivory Coast offers a strategic opportunity for investors, leveraging the region's favorable conditions, abundant resources, growing demand, and supportive government policies to achieve high returns and sustainable growth.
why invest in ZIC?

ZIC Business Ease & Advantages

ZIC (Zones Industrielles de Côte d'Ivoire) offers a business-friendly environment with distinct advantages for investors. The park provides a ready-made platform, addressing essential business needs such as logistics, utilities, and infrastructure. This turnkey approach significantly reduces the setup time and allows entrepreneurs to focus on core operations from day one.

Moreover, ZIC introduces a single-window facility, streamlining administrative processes for investors. This centralized approach ensures that all necessary tasks, from permits to regulatory compliance, are efficiently managed in one location. Investors benefit from a simplified and time-effective system, promoting ease of doing business within the park.

Ownership advantages further sweeten the deal for investors at ZIC. The public-private partnership with Arise IIP and the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire offers a supportive framework, fostering collaboration between the government and private entities. This partnership not only provides a stable regulatory environment but also signifies a commitment to mutual success, promoting a conducive atmosphere for sustainable business growth.

In essence, ZIC is more than just an industrial park; it's a comprehensive ecosystem designed to enhance business ease and ownership advantages. By offering a pre-established platform, a streamlined administrative process, and a collaborative ownership model, ZIC positions itself as an attractive destination for investors seeking a hassle-free and supportive environment to establish and grow their businesses.

Fiscal Incentives For Businesses

During Implementation phase, investors are exempted from paying any sorts of duties, duties including custom duties and TVA on the goods and services used exclusively in the project.

During Operational phase:
1. If the exports are greater than 80%, the investor is exempted to pay duties, duties including custom duties and TVA on raw materials used exclusively for manufacturing transformation process and only pay a flat-fee of:
a. 2.5% on turnover for first 5 years
b. 4% on turnover from 6th year onwards;

2. If the exports are less than 80%, investors are exempted of 50% of Corporate Income Tax for the first 3 years;

Please note that the investors in ZIC, are open to choose Arise fiscal benefits or the fiscal benefits "Investment Code" that are applicable in CIV.

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ZIC Plan 1

ZIC Plan 1

ZIC Plan 2

ZIC Plan 2

ZIC Plan 3

ZIC Plan 3

192.02 Ha

Phase 1: Zone 1 & 2

247.39 Ha

Phase 2

8+

Business setups in cashew, beverage, fabrication, steel utility, noodles and pharma manufacturing

FACILITIES IN ZIC
Road Network

Road Network

Internet

Internet

Water Supply

Water Supply

Single Window Operation

Single Window Operation

Raw Materials

Raw Materials

Drainage System

Drainage System

Electricity

Electricity

Inland Container Depot

Inland Container Depot

ZIC REPORTS & DOCUMENTS
ZIC Brochure 2024
ZIC Brochure 2024
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Visions & testimonials

Denis Sassou N’Guesso
President of Republic of Congo

Denis Sassou N’Guesso

The 2021-2026 Social project of the Republic of Congo is focused on the industrialization of the country. The implementation of this ambitious plan – to structurally transform our economy – is based on the development of four existing special economic zones (SEZs), including: Pointe-Noire, Brazzavi...

Denis Christel Sassou Nguesso
Minister for International Cooperation & PPPs

Denis Christel Sassou Nguesso

At the dawn of the opening of the continental free trade zone, our country located in the heart of Africa must be a strategic hub for production, processing and distribution. It is in this perspective that the government of the Republic of Congo has decided to trust the ARISE group to ensure the dev...

Jean-Marc Thystere Tchicaya
Minister of SEZs & Economic Diversification

Jean-Marc Thystere Tchicaya

We welcome the partnership with the Arise IIP Group which, through the Industrial Platforms of Congo Pointe-Noire (PICP), is working hard to, in particular, make the Special Economic Zone of Pointe-Noire operational which, on relying on sectors with high growth potential, will become the driving for...

Patrice Talon
President of the Republic of Benin

Patrice Talon

We have adopted a law to promote Special Economic Zones and the first Industrial Zone in Glo-Djigbé is fully operational and already welcoming investors. Benin's ambition is to become an industrial hub for the transformation of agricultural products such as cashew, cotton, shea butter, pineapple, s...

Gaston Dossouhoui
Minister-Agriculture, Livestock & Fisheries

Gaston Dossouhoui

Benin is entering an important phase in its history, that of going far with serious project leaders who will process raw materials and create jobs for young Beninese. These factories remain a safe destination for our raw materials and a prerequisite for increasing our agricultural production.

Michael Derus
Ambassador of Germany to Benin

Michael Derus

It’s truIy impressive ! I was very pleased to return to GDIZ. My last visit was less than a year ago and I’m very impressed by the swift development I have seen, particularly in the Garment Training Center (GTC). The Zone has a great potential for international development.

Dr Akinwumi Adesina
President of African Development Bank (AFDB)

Dr Akinwumi Adesina

I am impressed by the scope of Glo-Djigbé Industrial Zone (GDIZ). It will contribute to the industrialization of Benin by promoting the local transformation of Benin’s natural resources (cotton, cashew nuts, pineapples and others) and the creation of jobs for Benin’s youth. Congratulations to the Pr...

Arnaud Floris
Coordinator Africa- BPI France

Arnaud Floris

Glo-Djigbé Industrial Zone (GDIZ) reflects Benin's boldness and innovation: an inspiration for African countries with its immense potential for industrial development. We are committed to support, co-finance and co-invest in agribusiness projects, as a demonstration of our faith in Benin's vision an...

Joseph Owondault Berre
Vice-President of the Gabonese

Joseph Owondault Berre

Everything is in place within the Nkok SIZ to foster high-quality projects and achievements. This Zone is a tool for promoting Gabon's expertise. It was a truly memorable visit.

Evariste Ndayisimiye
President of the Republic of Burundi

Evariste Ndayisimiye

GSEZ is an example in the transformation of natural resources.

Raymond Ndong Sima
Prime Minister, Head of Government- Gabonese

Raymond Ndong Sima

Together, let's build our future by increasing our production capacity and exploring innovative avenues to maintain our position of choice on the international market.

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