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KANDLA FTWZ is a special category of Special Economic zone (SEZ) notified under the SEZ Act 2005 designated as a deemed foreign territory and are envisaged to be integrated zones used as International Trading Hubs.

KANDLA FTWZ will serve as:

  • Fully independent mega- trading hubs integrated with state-of-the-art warehouse and special storage infrastructure
  • Container Freight Stations
  • Duty Free stock yards for import cargo
  • Regional hub for supply chain network of companies focused at India & Asian Markets
  • Cost effective storage solutions compared to locations like Jebel Ali, Fujairah & RAK.

Kandla Port

Kandla Port in western coast of Gujarat, India is the Port handling highest volume of cargo amongst major Ports of India. MMTC Limited (a Government of India undertaking) in partnership with Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Limited [IL&FS] is developing the Free Trade Warehousing Zone [FTWZ] at Kandla (Gandhidham), Gujarat through a Special Purpose Vehicle “Integrated Warehousing Kandla Project Development Private Limited” [IWKPDPL]. The Project is being developed on a 70 acre land within the operational Kandla Special Economic Zone [KASEZ]. The commodities that have a potential to be handled in the FTWZ are Metals, Building materials, Project Cargo, Iron Ore, Timber, Edible Oil, Petroleum and Petrochemical goods, Chemicals & Fertilizers, Engineering goods & components, Agro commodities, etc.
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  • India, a fast Growing Consumption Centre
  • India, the Next Manufacturing Destination
  • Located in Gujarat, an established Manufacturing base
  • Gateway to Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor
  • Low Capital Investment & Warehousing Costs
  • Flexibility for availing services of 3 PL providers
  • Superior infrastructure and shared common services

Kandla FTWZ Solutins


Ready-to-use developed plot on annual lease basis. The required infrastructure on the plot can be devel oped by the unit holders


(Through our preferred channel partners)

~ Ready-to-use built up space ~ Offerings of 3PL services ~ Other customized value added service offerings


  • Open Yards
  • Standard Warehouses
  • Over Dimensional Cargo Yard
  • Temperature Controlled Storage
  • Hazardous Storage
  • Strong Rooms *
  • Shared Office Spaces
  • Business Ancillary Services
  • Fire & Safety Arrangements


  • CKD & SKD Assembly
  • Storage
  • Handling
  • Transportation
  • Documentation
  • Quality Assurance
  • Consolidation
  • Palletisation
  • Washing & Cleaning
  • Sorting & Grading


  • EXPORT BENEFIT: Duty Drawback available for supply of goods from Domestic Tariff Ares
  • CUSTOMS DUTY EXEMPT for goods imported into FTWZ for authorised operations
  • SERVICE TAX EXEMPT for inbound taxable services and services within FTWZ for authorised operations; goods transportation from one FTWZ to another
  • STORAGE OF IMPORTED GOODS for two years without payment of Customs Duty
  • CENTRAL EXCISE DUTY EXEMPT within FTWZ and for goods procured from Domestic Tariff Area
  • FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT: Permission for 100% FDI for setting up Units in FTWZ
  • INCOME TAX EXEMPTIONS for Units and Users in the Zone
  • SALES INTO DTA deemed exports if made in foreign currency
  • QUALITY CONTROL CAPABILITY prior to Duty payment
  • 24 X 7 CUSTOMS onsite clearance facility enhancing speed and efficiency
  • FOREIGN CURRENCY TRANSACTIONS: Free Foreign exchange currency transactions permitted
  • SPECIAL ADDITIONAL DUTY (SAD): 4% savings upfront, reduced compliance. Deferred duty payment as per demand
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