Cambodia free zones in 2023

Register new free zone company in CambodiaThe Cambodia Government operates four Special Economic Zones (SEZ), namely i) Phnom Penh special economic zone ii) Sihanoukville special economic zone iii) Manhattan special economic zone and iv) Tai Seng Bavet special economic zone. These Cambodia economic zones offer multiple benefits including i) 100% corporate tax exemption for up to 9 years ii) 100% VAT exemption iii) import/export duty exemption and iv) free repatriation of profits.

Summary at a GlancePhnom PenhSihanoukvilleManhattanTai Seng Bavet
Average annual Industrial space rent per 1000 sq. m.US$30,000US$21,000US$25,000US$23,000
FTZs used mostly by which industry?GarmentsSporting GoodsTextilesTextiles
How long to set the company up?2-3 months2-3 months2-3 months2-3 months
How long to open company bank account?4-5 weeks4-5 weeks4-5 weeks4-5 weeks
Quality of UtilitiesVery goodFairGoodGood
Allowed to sign sales contracts with Cambodian Clients?YesYesYesYes
Allowed to invoice Cambodian Clients?YesYesYesYes
Corporate tax payable in CambodiaDependent on activityDependent on activityDependent on activityDependent on activity
Corporate bank accountAcleda bankCathay United Bank (CUBC)BOC in CambodiaANZ Royal Bank in Cambodia
Physical office space requiredYesYesYesYes
Industrial space availabilityLimitedManyManyLimited
Allowed to import raw materials?YesYesYesYes
Allowed to export goods?YesYesYesYes
Wholly foreign ownedYesYesYesYes
Can the entity hire expatriate staff in Cambodia?YesYesYesYes
Do you visit Cambodia for company incorporation?NoNoNoNo
Minimum number of directors1111
Minimum number of shareholders2222
Tax registration certificate requiredYesYesYesYes
Individual shareholders allowedYesYesYesYes
Corporate shareholders allowedYesYesYesYes
Corporate director(s) allowedNoYesYesYes
Public register of shareholders and directorsYesYesYesYes
LLC company allowedYesYesYesYes
Can apply for immigration visasYesYesYesYes
Official websiteHereHereHereHere
Annual audited financial statementsYesYesYesYes

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