Packaging Facilities in Free Trade Zones

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Packaging Facilities in Free Trade Zones
SectorMost major industry classification systems use sources of revenue as their basis for classifying companies into specific sectors, subsectors and industries. In order to group like companies based on their sustainability-related risks and opportunities, SASB created the Sustainable Industry Classification System® (SICS®) and the classification of sectors, subsectors and industries in the SDG Investor Platform is based on SICS.
Consumer Services
Business Model Description

Manufacture and provide food and agricultural packaging products in dedicated cluster(s) of Djibouti's free trade zones to deliver solutions for regional food and agriculture value chain.

Expected Impact

Enhance food value chains and increase food security in Djibouti, and advance regional integration in the Horn of Africa.

Indicative ReturnDescribes the rate of growth an investment is expected to generate within the IOA. The indicative return is identified for the IOA by establishing its Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Return of Investment (ROI) or Gross Profit Margin (GPM).
15% - 20% (in IRR)
Investment TimeframeDescribes the time period in which the IOA will pay-back the invested resources. The estimate is based on asset expected lifetime as the IOA will start generating accumulated positive cash-flows.
Short Term (0–5 years)
Market SizeDescribes the value of potential addressable market of the IOA. The market size is identified for the IOA by establishing the value in USD, identifying the Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) or providing a numeric unit critical to the IOA.
USD 100 million - USD 1 billion
Average Ticket Size (USD)Describes the USD amount for a typical investment required in the IOA.
USD 1 million - USD 10 million
Direct ImpactDescribes the primary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
Zero Hunger (SDG 2) Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure (SDG 9)
Indirect ImpactDescribes the secondary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG 8)
Sector Sources
  • 1) International Trade Centre (ITC). Services Snapshot Djibouti. 2012. 2) International Trade Centre (ITC). Trade in Services. 2021. 3) AfDB, OECD, UNDP and UNECA. African Economic Outlook - Djibouti. 2012. 4) International Monetary Fund (IMF). Staff Report and Statement by the Executive Director for Djibouti. 2019. 5) African Development Bank (AfDB). Djibouti Economic Outlook. 2021. 6) International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development. The Gender Dimensions of Services. 2016. 7) UNCTAD, UN Women & EU. Gender and Trade Assessing the Impact of Trade Agreements on Gender Equality: Canada-EU Comprehensive and Trade Agreement. 2020. 8) Chambre de Commerce de Djibouti. Panorama du Secteur Privé Djiboutien. 2015. 9) Djibouti Ports & Free Zones Authority. Djibouti International Free Trade Zone. 2019. 10) Republic of Djibouti Ministry of Social Affairs and Solidarity. Strategie Nationale De Protection Sociale (2018 - 2022). 2017. 11) Welborn, Katarina. Is Peace in the Horn of Africa Bad for Djibouti? 2018. 12) World Bank. From Isolation to Integration: The Borderlands of the Horn of Africa. 2020.
IOA Sources
  • 13) Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA). News. 2020. 14) Business Wire. 2015. Research and Markets: Investment Analysis of the North American Packaging Industry 2015. 15) Golden Africa Djibouti SARL. Homepage. 2021. 16) D&B Business Directory. 2021. 17) World Food Programme (WFP). Djibouti Country Brief July 2021. 2021. 18) Observatory of Economic Complexity (OEC). The Observatory of Economic Complexity. Djibouti. 2019. 19) Government of Ethiopia & UNIDO. Integrated Agro-Industrial Parks Feasibility Study and Business Plan. 2018. 20) Djibouti Port & Free Zones Authority. Djibouti International Free Trade Zone. 2021. 21) Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI). Identifying Priority Value-chains in Ethiopia. 2017. 22) World Bank. The World Bank in Djibouti. 2021. 23) World Bank. Employment in industry, female (% of female employment) - Djibouti. 2019. 24) World Bank. Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) - Djibouti. 2019. 25) Republic of Djibouti. Vision Djibouti 2035. 2014. 26) World Bank. Agriculture Global Practice Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation Global Practice. 2020. 27) Government of the Republic of Djibouti. Strategie de Croissance Accélérée et de Promotion de l'Emploi. 2015. 28) Horn of Africa Initiative. 2020. Description of Priority Projects and Readiness. 29) Djibouti Ports & Free Zones Authority (DPFZA). Free Zone Code Incentives. 2019., detailed in 30) World Bank. Port Development and Competition in East and Southern Africa: Prospects and Challenges. 2018. 31) World Trade Organization (WTO). Trade Policy Review Report by the Secreteriat Djibouti. 2014. 32) International Finance Corporation (IFC). September 2016. The Business Case for Women's Employment in Agribusiness.