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An integrated industrial platform in Benin


Set to be operational by early 2022, the Glo-Djigbé Industrial Zone (GDIZ) is located just 45 km from Cotonou and is dedicated to the local transformation of agricultural product including cotton, cashews, pineapples, shea nuts and soybeans, among others. GDIZ is expected to attract an investment of at least $1.4 billion in the first phase to create about 12,000 jobs. GDIZ is a public-private partnership between the Republic of Benin and ARISE IIP.

"This special economic zone is designed to be a modern industrial park, respecting the highest environmental and social standards, and intended to provide services to different industries."

Laurent Gangbes,

Director General of the Investment and Export Promotion Agency (APIEx) of Benin


GDIZ offers a wide variety of convenient, reliable and integrated logistical services.

Commercial space


Truck terminal

Dedicated power supply

Water tanks

Common effluent treatment station

Police station

Fire station

Medical Centre

Single window clearance system

GDIZ offers a set of fiscal and administrative advantages facilitating the set-up and operations of businesses hosted in the industrial zone.

GDIZ is an integrated multi-sector economic zone focusing on the agro-processing industry, from the manufacturing of local cotton into textile to the processing of local food products.

100% relief on income tax

100% relief on customs duties set on importing raw materials, building materials, industrial machines and equipment

100% VAT exemption

100% capital gains tax exemption

100% relief from export oriented goods manufactured in Industrial Zone

100% on repatriation of profits

100% on commerce duties for the 15-nation Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) region

No property taxes