Swaziland is today's "The right choice" as a location for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). While small in physical size and landlocked, Swaziland enjoys closer proximity and easier access to the nearby seaports of world road and railway network. Swaziland also enjoys direct air links with major airports in southern African region which facilitate the movement of passengers as well as freight. These international airports include Johannesburg and Durban ( South Africa), Dar es Salam (Tanzania), Nairobi (Kenya) and Maputo (Mozambique).
Swaziland is now home to over fifty FDI companies from USA, United Kingdom, Japan, Republic of China (Taiwan), Germany and Republic of South Africa, amongst others. These companies operate mainly in the manufacturing and processing sectors, Agriculture, and Horticulture, Forestry and timber products, Mining, Tourism, Motor Car Assembly and International Services
Swaziland as a premier investment location, boasts a readily available industry infrastructure of serviced factory shells and factory site, skilled and semi-skilled english speaking workforce with the highest productivity levels in the region.
In addition, the country has a long established free enterprise economy, political and economic stability as well as a safe and secure location for business, family and property. Institutional support services are available from well established international firms.
Competitively priced utilities such as water, electricity, telephone and postal services are readily available. Foreign exchange and international money transfers are provided through the international commercial banks operating in the country. Capital goods and raw materials enter the country free of customs and excise duties.
The Manufacturing and Processing sectors have been the major contributors to the economic growth and the government is committed to increasing its contribution through a variety of incentives. In addition, Tourism, Agriculture and Natural Resources have been identified as having potential for driving economic development and are also eligible for government support.