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Southern Special Economic Zones in Italy and the EU State Aid regime

Southern Special Economic Zones in Italy and the EU State Aid regime

menos de 1 minuto The Law for the development of southern Italy opened the door for a series of measures aimed at enhancing economic growth in the South. The law is a roadmap for the south that just might have sufficient flexibility to be successful. It establishes that a Regulation will be issued defining the economic aspects of development, in particular the Special Economic Zones. On 27 February 2018 the Regulation for the establishment of Special Economic Zones (ZES) came into force. The decree of Continue lendo

Zona franca industrial de servicios turísticos – Colombia

Zona franca industrial de servicios turísticos – Colombia

3 minutos Se entiende por Zona Franca Industrial de Servicios Turísticos, un área geográfica delimitada del territorio nacional, con el objeto primordial de promover y desarrollar la prestación de servicios en la actividad turística, destinados al turismo receptivo y de manera subsidiaria al turismo nacional. Son actividades turísticas entre otras, la prestación de servicios de alojamiento, de agencias de viajes, restaurantes, organizaciones de congresos, servicios de transporte, actividades deportivas, artísticas, culturales y recreacionales. Las Zonas Francas Industriales de servicios turísticos reciben los siguientes beneficios: Continue lendo

The future of special economic zones in Afghanistan

The future of special economic zones in Afghanistan

5 minutos The concept of special economic zones in Afghanistan is not intentional, rather accidental.  The scheduled withdrawal plan of U.S. and NATO forces in 2014 left a huge amount of infrastructure to Afghan forces. This included $2 billion worth of infrastructure and equipment at eight strategic airfields in the country, equipped with sophisticated machinery and a well-developed infrastructure. Bastion-Helmand and Bagram-Kabul, in particular, are of considerable importance. Ashraf Ghani, the current president of Afghanistan and a former World Bank employee, proposed creating special economic zones (SEZs) at Continue lendo

Special economic zones as an engine of regional economic development: the best practices and implications for Uzbekistan

Special economic zones as an engine of regional economic development: the best practices and implications for Uzbekistan

menos de 1 minuto Special economic zones (SEZs) are considered as an effective tool to stimulate industrialization and structural transformation, but only when implemented properly in the right context. The aim of the paper is to review the existing practices of establishment of Special Economic Zones using the case successful countries including China, Korea, Singapore and the UAE and explain how they contribute for the development of regional economy. Moreover, the current paper provides the latest initiatives taken by the Uzbek government to establish Continue lendo

The UAE offers an oasis of opportunity

The UAE offers an oasis of opportunity

6 minutos Last week I took part in a webinar that explored how Canadian companies can take advantage of the many business opportunities in the United Arab Emirates. If you weren’t part of the live audience, I urge you to watch it on-demand to get a quick overview of this dynamic market—especially some of the recent legislative changes that will make it easier than ever to do business there. Fellow panelists included Owais Ahmed, EDC’s Chief Representative for the Middle East & North Africa Region, as Continue lendo