The Export Processing Zones Authority (EPZA) was established in 1990, by the EPZ Act CAP 517, Laws of Kenya. The Authority’s mandate is to promote and facilitate export oriented investments and to develop an enabling environment for such investments. The EPZ Authority is a State Corporation, under the Ministry of Industrialization and Enterprise Development.
The Authority's general direction is provided by a Board comprising 15 members appointed from both the private and public sectors. The Board is headed by a Chairman appointed by the President.
The day to day operations of the Authority is managed by a staff of 142 headed by a Chief Executive Officer. EPZ Authority staff operate from the Head Office at Athi River EPZ, the Athi River zone management office and the Mombasa Office located at Kipevu Zone.
The Authority’s budget is funded partly from the Exchequer and from Appropriations-in-Aid as well as self-generated revenues obtained from licence fees, rentals and other service fees.
The Export Processing Zone presents the best opportunity for growth, development and wealth creation for your business ambitions. Our main interest is to assist you attain your goals through our "Open Door Policy” and investor centered culture.
As the official organ mandated by the Kenyan government to promote, attract and facilitate investment, we are keen on cultivating a suitable investment climate that will help you capitalise on untapped opportunities in East Africa, the whole of the African Continent and the world.
Kenya the leading economy in East Africa, Kenyas’ strategic location, extensive business regulatory reforms intended to substantially to lower the cost of doing business and its well developed business infrastructure, makes it a natural choice for investors whilst Kenyan exports enjoy preferential access to world markets under a number of special access and duty reduction programmes.