The Djibouti Ports & Free Zones Authority is the governing authority that sets the rules, directives and overarching principles for the smooth and efficient running of the current, and any future ports and free zones, in Djibouti. It is also responsible for the enforcement and implementation of these principles and directives at every free zone in the country.
DPFZA is the sole authority in charge of the administration and the control of all the free zones and ports in Djibouti. The entity also plays an instrumental role as the sole interface between the free zone companies and any other governmental bodies and comes under the direct authority of the Djibouti Presidential Office.
The DPFZA has been granted by the highest authority of this country, a mission of promotion, in frame with the vision of development sought by His Excellency, the President of the Republic, Mr ISMAÏL OMAR GUELLEH.
In this view, DPFZA holds several mandates, among them:
The Promotion the Djibouti Ports & Free Zones as a commercial and logistic platform;
The establishment of a business friendly environment with a business oriented legal framework (Law No 53/AN/04/5eme L aiming the Free Zone Code dated 2004; Law No 103/AN/05/5eme L regulating Free Zone Companies dated 2005)
The regulation of the ports through its Board of Directors.
Creation of new Ports and Free Zones