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The activities concerned: Regional development incentives concern all economic activities provided for by the investment law with the exception of the activities below : Extraction and sale of extractive materials in their primary state, Financial and insurance services, communication operators and internet service providers, Retail and wholesale trade, Catering services, cafes and on-site consumer services except classified tourist restaurants, Production and distribution of electricity and gas and fuel except renewable energy production, real estate development, public works and related services, Real estate services and rental services, Small trades services, Hairdressing and aesthetic services, Transport, Tourist travel agencies, Agriculture, fishing and aquaculture, Free trades, Paramedical services, pharmacies and medical analysis laboratories, party halls, Bakery, pastry and confectionery industries, The industry of various spices and coffee grinding, Unstructured crafts (less than five employees) Financial incentives:
1-The regional development bonus:The first group of regional development zones : 15% of the approved investment cost with a ceiling of 1.5 million dinars. 65% of the expenses for infrastructure works in the industry sector and this within the limit of 10% of the project cost with a ceiling of (1) million dinars. The second group of regional development zones : 30% of the approved investment cost with a ceiling of (3) million dinars. 85% of the expenses for infrastructure works in the industry sector and this within the limit of 10% of the project cost with a ceiling of (1) million dinars.
2. The employability capacity development bonus:under the assumption by the State of the employer’s contribution to the legal social security system in respect of salaries paid to employees of Tunisian nationality recruited for the first time and on a permanent basis as follows : the first group of regional development zones: for the first five years from the date of effective entry into activity, the second group of regional development zones: for the first ten years from the date of effective entry into activity.
3- The participation in the capital for: the companies created whose volume of the investment does not exceed (15) million dinars and this, as follows:A rate of 60% of the capital: For projects whose cost is less than or equal to (2) million dinars, A rate of 30% of the capital: For projects whose cost exceeds (2) million dinars and less than (15) million dinars
Definition : Projects of national interest are those projects that contribute to the achievement of one of the priorities of the national economy through: increasing the added value, competitiveness and export capacity of the national economy and its technological content at regional and international levels, as well as the development of priority sectors ; job creation and the promotion of the competence of human resources ; achieving an integrated and balanced regional development ; the achievement of sustainable development. and which satisfy one of the following criteria : an investment cost greater than or equal to fifty (50) million dinars ; the creation of at least five hundred (500) job positions during a period of three years from the date of effective entry into activity.