The Togolese Free Zone has been created by Law No. 89-14 of 18 September 1989. It provides a conducive environment for export-oriented activities: agricultural, industrial and services that use local labor. It is also a liberal framework guaranteeing the best competitive conditions and simplifying formalities for investors.
From its inception, it has benefited from the strong support of cooperation agencies such as UNDP, UNIDO, OPIC, and USAID.
The Free Zone Authority (SAZOF) has been created in 1994 to manage the activities in the free zone.
The Togo Free Zone has been governed since 2011 by a new law, the law n ° 2011-018 of 24 June 2011 governing the industrial zone’s status. The new law is more attractive and offers exporting companies the best business conditions in West Africa.
It has become today a prime destination for foreign and Togolese investors thanks to its very flexible eligibility conditions and the tax and customs benefits it offers.
At the end of the year 2016, we number 62 operating companies and 29companies are being installed in the Zone. The typology is very varied and concerns sectors as : food, Food processing industry, agri-industry plastic, pharmaceutical, metal, horticulture, clothing and synthetic hair, cosmetic and services.
The products of the free zone are mainly exported to ECOWAS countries, Central Africa and Europe. With Togo's eligibility for AGOA, the export market of Togolese companies is hardly ever unlimited and can benefit from the advantages on the American market.