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Free economic zones  


Lithuania’s seven Special Economic Zones are located in the country’s economically important centres and provide favourable conditions for developing business activities by offering prepared industrial sites with physical and/or legal infrastructure, support services, and tax incentives.







Tax % regular rate Taxes in special economic zones
Corporate profit tax 15 no tax during the first 6 years and only 50% of corporate tax over the next 10 years
Dividends 0* to 15 no tax on dividends for foreign investors
Real estate tax 0.3-3 no real estate tax



*0% tax on dividends applies when an investor controls at least 10% of the voting shares in the enterprise 
for the period of at least 12 months.
For more information please visit www.ukmin.lt


Special Economic Zone (SEZ)

Area in 2013

Planned total area

Distance to nearest international airport

Distance to
Klaipėda State Seaport

Kaunas SEZ

294 ha**

534 ha

0 km to Kaunas Airport***

228 km

Klaipėda SEZ

260 ha****

412 ha

25 km to Palanga Airport

7 km

Šiauliai SEZ* 218 ha 218 ha 4 km to Zokniai Airport
214 km to Vilnius Airport
142 km to Kaunas Airport
165 km to Palanga Airport
161 km
Kėdainiai SEZ* 131 ha 131 ha 51 km to Kaunas Airport
96 km to Zokniai Airport
130 km to Vilnius Airport
208 km to Palanga Airport
205 km
Panevėžys SEZ* 47 ha 47 ha 82 km to Zokniai Airport
135 km to Vilnius Airport
115 km to Kaunas Airport
240 km to Palanga Airport
240 km
Akmenė SEZ* 99 ha 99 ha 240 km to Vilnius Airport
230 km to Kaunas Airport
135 km to Palanga Airport
105 km
Marijampolė SEZ* 78 ha 78 ha 56 km to Kaunas Airport
139 km to Vilnius Airport
231 km to Palanga Airport
275 km

* The Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania established 5 Special Economic Zones (SEZ)
under the Free Economic Zone (FEZ) law
** Logistics and production area; leased plot 34 ha
*** Kaunas FEZ Airpark
**** Leased plot – 50.4 ha

With superb road, rail and sea access, Klaipėda Special Economic Zone (Klaipėda SEZ) forms part of the hub of a multi-modal transport network. It was identified in the European Union Transport Infrastructure Needs Assessment (TINA) programme as a site for the establishment of a logistics centre, forming part of a European-wide network of these  centres.

Klaipėda SEZ occupies a strategic location that is ideal for companies looking to relocate or expand production, to establish  packing and distribution centres, and minimise logistics problems.

For more information on Klaipėda SEZ visit www.fez.lt

Also see related brochure: Klaipeda FEZ+


534 Ha of Industrial land ready for development coupled with tax incentives. 

Kaunas FEZ offers both a strategic geographic location and excellent development conditions.  Situated next to Kaunas International Airport and within proximity of the ice-free Klaipeda Seaport, Kaunas FEZ is conveniently accessible via road and railways systems.

A well-developed infrastructure and safe business environment, in combination with low-cost qualified workforce and substantial tax incentives, give Kaunas FEZ a competitive edge with regard to investment. 

For more information on the Kaunas SEZ please see www.ftz.lt

Also see related brochures: Kaunas FEZ+, Kaunas Airpark+


% regular rate

Taxes in 2 free economic zones

Corporate profit tax


No corporate tax during the first 6 years and only 50% of corporate tax over the next 10 years


0* to 15

No tax on dividends for foreign investors

Real estate tax


No real estate tax

*0% tax on dividends applies when an investor controls at least 10% of the voting shares in the enterprise for the period of at least 12 months.

Science and business valleys  

Five integrated science, studies and business centres (valleys) are being developed in Lithuania. The valleys are being created in the capital city Vilnius, in Kaunas - the country's second largest city and industrial centre, and in the seaport city Klaipėda. The science and business valleys will specialize in various scientific research fields, including laser and light technologies, nanotechnologies, semiconductor physics, electronics and organic electronics, civil engineering, biotechnology, bio-pharmacy, molecular medicine, ecosystems and safe environment, sustainable chemistry and biopharmacy, mechatronics and biomedical engineering, energy, information and communication technologies, agriculture, forestry, food scientific research, marine business, natural resources and environmental protection.

The Santara Valley, conveniently situated in Vilnius, has already attracted major foreign investors. For example, TEVA and Moog have successfully established their R&D centres and laboratories at the science and business valley.

The science and business valleys offer:

  • Strong network of R&D centres in three largest Lithuanian cities
  • Broad spectrum of specialization in various scientific research areas
  • Great concentration of talent
  • Excellent supply of new office space

Santara Valley (Vilnius)

ICT & Life Sciences Centre
Centre of Innovative Medicine
Nature Research Centre

Sunrise Valley (Vilnius)

Centre of Physical and Technological Sciences

Santaka Valley (Kaunas)

National Open-access Centre of R&D
Centre of Sustainable Pharmacy and Health Technologies
National Open-Access Centre of Future Energy

Nemunas Valley (Kaunas)

Centre of Agriculture and Forest Sciences

Baltic Valley (Klaipėda)

National Centre of Marine Sciences and Technologies

Key Advantages of R&D Valleys in Lithuania

  • Greater access to skills and networking – Impressive concentration of scientists, researchers, developers and academia; Close collaboration of knowledge-intensive businesses with science and study institutions; Opportunity to be co-located with other companies in the same sector and region (clusters opportunities).
  • Research excellence – Open-access labs; R&D projects supported by the EU and the state; Successful application of research results in industry and business.
  • High-quality infrastructure and premises – Excellent infrastructure for research, innovation and new technology development and comfortable conditions to establish new technology-oriented businesses – offices, labs and business incubators.
  • Internationalization – Great conditions to get more competitive internationally.

For more information please visit the websites of the Lithuanian Innovation Centre www.lic.lt and the association Knowledge Economy Forum www.zef.lt