About Salalah Free Zone
Since the establishment of the Salalah Free Zone company by a royal decree, it has been our aim to be the market leader in the ownership, development and operation of a state-of-the-art global leading hub for quality industrial and Logistical activities. Our focus is on working with tenants helping them grow their business
The Royal Decree 56/2002 allows the establishment of Free Zones in Oman and Salalah Free Zone was established in 2006 through the Royal Decree No. 62/2006. The free zone was established on 1848.19 hectares of lands in two major plots, adjacent to the port, divided between Raysut and Adhan. The government of Oman is leasing the land for a period of 50 years, to the Salalah Free Zone Company, effective as of March 2007. Salalah Free Zone Company SAOC is the sole operator for the Free Zone in Salalah, and 100% owned by the government.
ROYAL DECREE NO. 62/2006 ESTABLISHMENT OF SALALAH FREE ZONE
We Qaboos bin Said, Sultan of Oman. After the perusal of the state’s basic law promulgated via Royal Decree Number 101/96; And the Commercial Register Law promulgated via Royal Decree Number 3/74 and its amendments; And the Commercial Companies’ Law promulgated via Royal Decree Number 4/74 and its amendments; And the Corporate Income Tax Law promulgated via Royal Decree Number 47/81 and its amendments; And the Corporate Profit Tax Law promulgated via Royal Decree Number 77/89 and its amendments; And the free zones law promulgated via Royal Decree Number 56/2002; And Royal Decree Number 67/2003; which applies the GCC unified Customs Law; and as requested by public interest; We decree the following:
A Free Zone in the Wilayat of Salalah shall be established under the name ‘The Free Zone in Salalah’ on the land specified in the enclosed plan.
The operating party and the working company shall be given the incentives, privileges and facilities stated in the Free Zones Law and the enclosed list.
Salalah Free Zone Company SAOC shall be the operating party for the Free Zone in Salalah.
This Decree shall be published in the official gazette and shall come into force with effect from the following day after its publication.
Qaboos bin Said Sultan of Oman.
Promulgated on 20 June 2006.
ROYAL DECREE NO. 56/2002
We, Qaboos bin said, Sultan of Oman:
After perusal of the Basic Law of the State issued by the Royal Decree No. (101/96).
The Commercial Companies Law Issued by the Royal Decree No. (4/74) and the amendments thereof.
The Royal Decree No. (48/76) on Signing of the Internal and External Financial Transactions and amendments thereof.
The Commercial Agencies Law issued by the Royal Decree No. (26/77) and the amendments thereof.
The Land Law issued by the Royal Decree No. (5/80) and the amendments thereof.
The Royal Decree No. (5/81) Regulating the Use of the Sultanate’s Land and the amendments thereof.
The Companies Income Tax Law issued by the Royal Decree No. ( 47/81) and the amendments thereof.
The Executive Regulations for the Regulation of the Use of the Sultanate’s Lands Law issued by the Royal Decree No. ( 88/82) and the amendments thereof.
The Law of Commerce issued by the Royal Decree No. ( 55/90) and the amendments thereof.
The Investment of Foreign Capital Law issued by the Royal Decree No. ( 102/94) and the amendments thereof.
The Financial Law issued by the Royal Decree No. ( 47/98) and the amendments thereof; and In pursuance of the public interest.
Have Decreed the following:
The Free Zone shall be governed by the Law attached hereto.
The Chairman of the Free Zones Committee shall issue the regulations and decisions for the implementation of the attached law.
All that is contrary to the attached law or contradicts the provisions thereof is hereby repealed.
The Chairman of the Free Zones Committee shall issue the regulations and decisions for the implementation of the attached law..
Qaboos Bin Said:
Sultan of Oman.
VISION AND MISSION
To be the global leading Hub for quality industrial and logistical activities.
To create a long term partnership with our clients by establishing a state-of-art infrastructure in a unique location with attractive incentives, secured environment and reliable services.
- We provide the best investment environment!
Great Incentives, Strategic Location, Modern Infrastructure, Warm and Friendly People with Simple Registration Process. In fact, registration has been made easier with the “60 Minutes Fast Track” processing! We believe that you deserve all of these and we are proud not to disappoint you.
- We have an "Investor First" Philosophy!
We have earned the excellent reputation of making things simple for our investors. Because we believe that Investor comes first, our top priority is to ensure that investment transactions are made easier using online applications, right at your own point of destination. We make things and investor’s investment experience worth sharing!
- We have true International Reach!
Apart from strategic location, Salalah Free Zone is conveniently situated between the Port and the International Airport, making it easily accessible to the global markets and to other countries of trading destination.
- We live out our values!
Trust, Transparency, Teamwork and Target-driven are the values that SFZ are committed to. These reflect how we interact with our clients, our colleagues, and the community. We hold each other accountable for creating an organization that makes us proud to be part of.
- Whether you are a potential investor, an investor, vendor or future employee; we look forward to knowing how we can work together to deliver the best of services that SFZCo could offer.
The one-stop-shop inside the Salalah Free Zone department handles on behalf of the investors formalities such as visas, work permits, application for utilities, construction permits, commercial licenses, environmental permits among others.
Salalah Free Zone issues various types of licenses:
A General Trading License allows the holder to import, export, distribute, and store all items as per the Free Zone rules and regulations
A Trading License allows the holder to import, export, distribute, and store items specified on the license.
An Industrial License allows the holder to import raw materials, carry out the manufacturing of specified products, and export the finished product to any country. This license is subject to clearances from the respective ministries.
A Service License allows the holder to carry out the services specified in the license, within the Free Zone. The type of service must conform to the parent company’s license, issued by the economic department or municipality of the relevant region.
source: Salalah Free Zone