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New Rwanda Investment Code Released

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Rwanda Investment Code

The New Rwanda Investment Code

Earlier this week the Rwanda Development Board has unveiled a new Investment Code that offer a number of tax breaks and incentives to help facilitate private investment in Rwanda and it’s businesses.

“This year we aim to achieve $1.2 billion worth of private investment into the economy and to grow that annually by 20 per cent,” Francis Gatare, CEO of theĀ state’s Rwanda Development Board, told a meeting of local business people in Kigali.

Published first in May, the key sectors targeted for investment included information technology, health, tourism, manufacturing and energy projects. There are a number of attractive incentives, particularly for those investing at least US$50 million designed to attrach investments “that can have bigger and sustained impact to the economy,” Gatare said, adding that the sectors identified were expected to haveĀ “wider multiplier effects.”

To read press coverage of the Investment Code:
Link – Reuters: Rwanda targets $1.2 bln foreign investment in 2015. (July 2, 2015)
Link – New Times: Govt launches business friendly investment code. (July 3, 2015)

To read the new investment code please visit:
http://www.rdb.rw/media-centre/publications.html

For a direct link to the code (note: opens in a new window as a pdf):
http://www.rdb.rw/uploads/tx_sbdownloader/Investiment_promotion_law.pdf

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