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Free Trade Zones and Service Parks


El Salvador has developed free trade zones and service parks designed for companies involved in the export of goods and services worldwide. These industrial spaces provide companies the necessary services to operate efficiently: a customs clearing office, advisory services and staff recruitment, perimeter security, fire protection systems, wastewater treatment, telecommunications infrastructure, outdoor lighting, cafeteria, a training center and a medical clinic, among others.

Attractive tax incentives are offered at the free trade zones and services parks:

  • Full income tax exemption
  • Full municipal taxes exemption
  • Duty-free import of machinery, equipment, raw materials and goods that are necessary for the execution of the company´s activity 

Companies that conduct their operations outside the free zones or service parks may apply for exemption benefits regardless of where they are established.


There are 17 free trade zones in El Salvador, five of which also function as service parks. These industrial zones stand out due to their strategic location and ease of access to competitive infrastructure: they are near the capital and other major cities, and close to high level highways, airports and ports.




For information about costs of operation inside Free Zones and Service Parks: Competitive Costs

Actualizado 09/16/2013