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Chinese FTZs step into a new era

Chinese FTZs step into a new era

3 minutos Following the model of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone, established in 2013, China anticipates opening seven new free trade zones (FTZs) in the coming year, with zones in Sichuan, Shaanxi, and Hubei already nearing readiness to begin operations. Whereas the Shanghai FTZ and three other current operational FTZs – Tianjin, Fujian, and Guangdong – are all built in China’s eastern, coastal industrial hubs, the new zones are largely inland, in central and western states, some of whose industrial bases are comparatively underdeveloped. Continue lendo

BRI watch: The road, the port and the corridor

BRI watch: The road, the port and the corridor

5 minutos A summit in May 2017 was an opportunity for China’s President Xi to host leaders and representatives from 109 countries, presenting his expansive vision for global trade and securing further cooperation for the $900 billion Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) mega project. The geopolitical symbolism of China announcing a major international trade and investment programme, a few months after the Trump administration had withdrawn the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership – and, not long thereafter, the Paris climate agreement – was Continue lendo

Adiada a votação do PL 5.957/2013, que atualiza a legislação das ZPEs.

Adiada a votação do PL 5.957/2013, que atualiza a legislação das ZPEs.

1 minuto Nesta terça-feira (12), a deputada Gorete Pereira e o presidente da ABRAZPE tiveram uma reunião com o Secretário-Executivo da Secretaria Geral da Presidência da República, Dr. Joaquim Lima. O objetivo era obter a confirmação do compromisso assumido pelo ministro Moreira Franco, com a deputada e outros parlamentares, de que a versão do PL 5.957/2013 a ser votada no plenário da Câmara seria o substitutivo aprovado na Comissão de Constituição e Justiça (CCJ), e não um texto alternativo apresentado pela Casa Civil, mas Continue lendo

Interview: Future trade zones

Interview: Future trade zones

menos de 1 minuto FZW talks to Dr Douglas Zhihua Zeng about upcoming developments in free zones and China’s Belt & Road initiative. Dr Douglas Zhihua Zeng (曾智华) is currently a senior economist at the Financial and Private Sector Development Department of the Africa Region, World Bank, and has worked on many countries in East Asia and Pacific, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Europe and Central Asia. Leia mais