• GUIDANCE
  • Foreign Investment Zone (FIZ)

    Foreign Investment Zones (FIZ) are areas designated by mayors and provincial governors under the Foreign Investment Promotion Act to promote foreign investment and attract large-scale foreign investment. FIZs are categorized into complex-type, individual-type and service-type, and vary in terms of the designation requirements, occupancy requirements and investment incentives.

    Foreign Investment Zone (FIZ) Designation Procedure

    Individual-type Foreign Investment Zone(FIZ)

    Areas are designated upon the request by foreign investors planning to make large-scale investment

    Requirements
    Foreign Investments with a foreign investment ratio of 30% or higher
    New establishment of factory or business place

     

     

     

    Investment Amount Manufacturing, High technology, Industry-supporting service (logistics) FDI of USD 30 million or more

     

     

    Tourism, Industry-supporting service (excluding logistics) FDI of USD 20 million or more

     

     

    Logistics, SOC FDI of USD 20 million or more

     

     

    R&D (Industry-supporting service, High technology) FDI of USD 2 million or more(employing at least 10 researchers holding a master’s degree or with 3 years of research experience)

     

     

     

    Incentives
    Tax Reduction: Corporate tax and income tax 100% exemption for 5 years + 50% reduction for a further 2 years / Acquisition tax and property tax 100% exemption for 10 years + 50% reduction for a further 5 years.
    100% exemption of rent fee

    Service-type Foreign Investment Zone(FIZ)

    The land or building to be designated should be available for immediate occupancy. When a certain area of the national and public property has been designated in advance, two or more investment-notified companies must secure over 30 percent of the designated space.

    Requirements
    Foreign Investments with a foreign investment ratio of 30% or higher
    Investment in excess of total building rent or building costs
    Must register as a new business and Foreign-Invested Company before moving in

     

     

    Eligible Industry
    R&D (with at least 5 researchers)
    Finance and Insurance
    Knowledge Service
    Industry-supporting service (excluding logistics)
    Cultural Business (*with at least 15 employees)

     

     

    Incentives
    Support: up to 50% of Rental subsidy for private office
    Support Period: Up to five years within the tenant period; one-time extension available
    Support Method: Yearly basis after-settlement
  • Foreign Investment Zone (FIZ)

    Foreign Investment Zones (FIZ) are areas designated by mayors and provincial governors under the Foreign Investment Promotion Act to promote foreign investment and attract large-scale foreign investment. FIZs are categorized into complex-type, individual-type and service-type, and vary in terms of the designation requirements, occupancy requirements and investment incentives.

    Foreign Investment Zone (FIZ) Designation Procedure

    Individual-type Foreign Investment Zone(FIZ)

    Areas are designated upon the request by foreign investors planning to make large-scale investment

    Requirements
    Foreign Investments with a foreign investment ratio of 30% or higher
    New establishment of factory or business place

     

     

     

    Investment Amount Manufacturing, High technology, Industry-supporting service (logistics) FDI of USD 30 million or more

     

     

    Tourism, Industry-supporting service (excluding logistics) FDI of USD 20 million or more

     

     

    Logistics, SOC FDI of USD 20 million or more

     

     

    R&D (Industry-supporting service, High technology) FDI of USD 2 million or more(employing at least 10 researchers holding a master’s degree or with 3 years of research experience)

     

     

     

    Incentives
    Tax Reduction: Corporate tax and income tax 100% exemption for 5 years + 50% reduction for a further 2 years / Acquisition tax and property tax 100% exemption for 10 years + 50% reduction for a further 5 years.
    100% exemption of rent fee

    Service-type Foreign Investment Zone(FIZ)

    The land or building to be designated should be available for immediate occupancy. When a certain area of the national and public property has been designated in advance, two or more investment-notified companies must secure over 30 percent of the designated space.

    Requirements
    Foreign Investments with a foreign investment ratio of 30% or higher
    Investment in excess of total building rent or building costs
    Must register as a new business and Foreign-Invested Company before moving in

     

     

    Eligible Industry
    R&D (with at least 5 researchers)
    Finance and Insurance
    Knowledge Service
    Industry-supporting service (excluding logistics)
    Cultural Business (*with at least 15 employees)

     

     

    Incentives
    Support: up to 50% of Rental subsidy for private office
    Support Period: Up to five years within the tenant period; one-time extension available
    Support Method: Yearly basis after-settlement

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