Cambodia free zones in 2022

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 Glance Phnom Penh Sihanoukville Manhattan Tai Seng Bavet
Average annual Industrial space rent per 1000 sq. m. US$30,000 US$21,000 US$25,000 US$23,000
FTZs used mostly by which industry? Garments Sporting Goods Textiles Textiles
How long to set the company up? 2-3 months 2-3 months 2-3 months 2-3 months
How long to open company bank account? 4-5 weeks 4-5 weeks 4-5 weeks 4-5 weeks
Quality of Utilities Very good Fair Good Good
Allowed to sign sales contracts with Cambodian Clients? Yes Yes Yes Yes
Allowed to invoice Cambodian Clients? Yes Yes Yes Yes
Corporate tax payable in Cambodia Dependent on activity Dependent on activity Dependent on activity Dependent on activity
Corporate bank account Acleda bank Cathay United Bank (CUBC) BOC in Cambodia ANZ Royal Bank in Cambodia
Physical office space required Yes Yes Yes Yes
Industrial space availability Limited Many Many Limited
Allowed to import raw materials? Yes Yes Yes Yes
Allowed to export goods? Yes Yes Yes Yes
Wholly foreign owned Yes Yes Yes Yes
Can the entity hire expatriate staff in Cambodia? Yes Yes Yes Yes
Do you visit Cambodia for company incorporation? No No No No
Minimum number of directors 1 1 1 1
Minimum number of shareholders 2 2 2 2
Tax registration certificate required Yes Yes Yes Yes
Individual shareholders allowed Yes Yes Yes Yes
Corporate shareholders allowed Yes Yes Yes Yes
Corporate director(s) allowed No Yes Yes Yes
Public register of shareholders and directors Yes Yes Yes Yes
LLC company allowed Yes Yes Yes Yes
Can apply for immigration visas Yes Yes Yes Yes
Official website Here Here Here Here
Annual audited financial statements Yes Yes Yes Yes

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