Sughd Free Economic Zone established in 2009 is the bounded territory of Tajikistan with special legal status and favorable economic conditions for domestic and foreign entrepreneurs.
FEZ Sughd is an industrial and innovation zone. It was established to achieve overall economic, trade, social and scientific and technical goals for 25 years.
The overall economic goal and objective of FEZ Sughd is to attract foreign and domestic investment capital, modern technology and managerial expertise in order to reduce production costs, maximize the use of free labor and natural resources, and stimulate the growth of Tajikistan’s economic potential.
Sughd FEZ is also meant to involve the economy of Sughd and Tajikistan into the international division of labor, to develop trade with foreign countries and to stimulate the production of competitive goods for the domestic and foreign markets.
The social objective of Sughd FEZ is new job formation and improvement of the living standards and purchasing power of the population in order to ensure a sustainable development of the region.
The following is also expected on the territory of Sughd FEZ: creation of a modern engineering, transport, telecommunications and industrial infrastructure that conforms to international standards, introduction of domestic scientific and technological designs and inventions, as well as establishment of an environmentally-friendly network of industries that protect the environment.