In accordance with the free-zone laws, DPFZA is the sole interface between free-zone companies and government agencies. Consequently, it can process requests such as tax exemptions, destruction of goods, sanitary and phytosanitary certificates, certificates of origin...etc.
A. Request for tax exemptions
Goods exemption requests must be substantiated in detail. The following information must also appear:
- Dating, signature and references
- Destination of goods
- Kind of exemption .
The original of the declaration must be attached to the request. These requests are processed within 24 hours maximum according to the date and time of filing only if all the documents provided are complete.
B. Destruction of goods
The company must send a written request to the APZFD requesting the destruction of goods. The documents to be provided are :
- • Complete documents of the goods to be destroyed
- Copy of bill of lading
- Copy of delivery note
- Cargo Package List
- Certificate of origin.
After receiving your request and the required documents, you will be given a date for the inspection visit by the hygienic service. The APZFD will contact you to set a date and time for the destruction.
Once these goods have been destroyed, DPFZA will issue a certificate of destruction and a PV by the Department of Hygiene, Public Security and Customs.
In case of e donate food, we ask you to kindly drop previously your application to our office to for approval . We ask that you attach the following documents to this file :
- Request for the issuance of phytosanitary / sanitary certificate
- The name of the tin at the end area or beneficiary
- Association creation certificate (beneficiary)
- A letter of commitment from the donor indicating :
- a. The beneficiary
- b. The amount
- c. The type of goods
- d. Usage
C. Sanitary & phytosanitary certificates
The company must send a written request to the APZFD requesting the issue of a sanitary / phytosanitary certificate, mentioning the date, time and place of the technical visit. The documents to be provided are :
- • copy of Bill of Lading
- • copy of the list of products to be inspected
- • copy sanitary / phytosanitary certificate of origin.
The deadlines for issuing the health / phytosanitary certificate are 3 to 5 working days . A 48-hour emergency procedure also exists.
At the time of filing this request, the goods must be on national territory for inspection. No certificate will be issued if the goods have already left the territory.
D. Certificates of origin
All Free Zone companies availing of ' a minimum of 25% of value added in production in Djibouti may claim the label " Made in DJIBOUTI ". To this end, the company must send a written request to the APZFD requesting the issue of a certificate of origin. The documents to be provided are :
- • Copy of bill of lading
- Copy of product list
- Copy of the original Certificate of Origin, if applicable
- Forms .
The APZFD reserves the right to carry out unannounced inspections in order to check compliance with the provisions of international rules and conventions relating to the issue of the " MADE IN DJIBOUTI " label . The emergency procedure is 48 hours. NB : At the time of filing this request, the goods must be on national territory for inspection. No certificate will be issued if the goods have already left the territory.