The Federal Executive Council has approved the inclusion of 27 new industries/products as eligible for pioneer status incentive, a corporate income tax exemption for up to 5 years. While mineral oil prospecting and production has been removed, new industries/products under consideration include Waste management/recycling; Oil refining and petrochemical; Regional shared service centres and Preservation of food crops.

The new scheme will also classifiy eligible companies in terms of new investments (greenfields) and expansions (brownfields) with varying qualifying criteria.

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