Forth Green Freeport

The logo of the Forth Green Freeport project.

A Green Freeport is a zoned area within which operators and businesses can access tax benefits and other incentives. The objectives of Green Freeports are:

  • Promoting regeneration and high-quality job creation
  • Promoting decarbonisation and a just transition to a net zero economy
  • Establishing hubs for global trade and investment
  • Fostering an innovative environment

The Forth Green Freeport is one of two Green Freeports in Scotland. It spans a 45 kilometre (28 mile) wide site in the Forth Estuary that encompasses Edinburgh, Falkirk, and Fife. Within the Forth Green Freeport, there are three "tax sites" (Grangemouth, Leith, and Rosyth) and five "customs sites" (Burntisland, Edinburgh Airport, Grangemouth, Leith, and Rosyth).

Businesses investing in the tax sites can potentially access the following tax benefits:

Businesses investing in the custom sites can access incentives such as:

  • Duty suspension
  • Duty flexibility
  • Duty exemption for re-exports
  • Simplified import declarations

You can find out more about the Forth Green Freeport here.