8.16% average year-on-year real GDP growth rate from 2007-2011
1. Sustained High Economic growth
  • 8.16% average year-on-year real GDP growth rate from 2007-2011, stable inflation and exchange rate
  • 3 year GDP growth rate one of the highest among African economies and neighboring countries
2. Robust Governance
3. Access to Markets
  • Market of over 10 million people with a rapidly growing middle class
  • A hub for rapidly integrating East Africa: located centrally bordering 3 countries in East Africa, part of EAC Common Market and Customers Union with market potential of over 125 million people
4. Investor Friendly Climate
5. Untapped Investment Opportunities

Potential opportunities for investment abound, particularly in the following sectors:

  • Infrastructure: Opportunities in rail, air transportation to further develop Rwanda as an EAC hub
  • Agriculture: Backbone of economy. Potential for growth through productivity and value addition
  • Energy: Power generation, off grid generation and significant methane gas, hydro and other opportunities
  • Tourism: Unique assets creating booming sector, growth potential in birding and business/conference tourism
  • Information and communication Technology: Priority sector for Vision 2020, new ICT park to be developed

Other attractive sectors include Real estate and construction, financial services and mining

With the recent approved investment law, Rwanda has an array of investment incentives for investors

With the recent approved investment law, Rwanda has an array of investment incentives for investors ready to invest in the key priority sectors as indicated below:

Fiscal incentives
  • Zero corporate income tax for companies planning to relocate headquarters to Rwanda
  • 15% preferential corporate income tax for strategic sectors i.e. energy, transport, affordable housing, ICT and financial services.
  • Accelerated depreciation of 50% for key priority sectors i.e. tourism, construction, manufacturing and agro-processing
  • Exemption of capital gains tax
  • Seven-Year corporate income tax Holiday for large projects in strategic sectors i.e energy, exports, tourism, health, manufacturing and ICT
  • Repatriation of capital and assets
Non-Fiscal incentives
  • Quick business and investment online registration
  • Assistance with tax-related services and exemptions
  • Assistance to access utilities (water & electricity)
  • Assistance with obtaining visas and work permits
  • One stop center that provides notary services
  • Provision of Aftercare services to fast track project implementation
    NB: All fiscal incentives listed above have requirements that need to be fulfilled before they are granted
Member of the East Africa community common market.
Preferential trade regimes

Member of the East Africa community common market.

Rwanda has a duty-free quota-free market access for goods entering the:

  • European Union market
  • American market through the American growth and opportunity act agreement.

Signed bilateral investment traties with countries i.s. USA, South Korea and Congo Brazaville.

Double taxation agreement with Mauritius, South Africa, Government of Jersey and the 4 partner states of East African community.

Business opportunity – Large market size

Rwanda: +11 000 000 people

EAC (East African Community) : +162 000 000 people

COMESA (Common Market for Eastern & Southern Africa) : +430 000 000 people

CEPEGL (Economic Community of Great Lakes Countries) :    +90 000 000 people