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Japan to invest in 2 SEZs in Bangladesh, pledges more

Japan to invest in 2 SEZs in Bangladesh, pledges more

1 minuto Japan will be investing in two Special Economic Zones in Bangladesh, all the while promising that more investment of the leading Asian economy will come into the country. The two Special Economic Zones are in Narayanganj’s Araihazar upazila and Chattogram’s Mirsarai upazila, Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi said after holding a meeting with Japanese Ambassador Hiroyasu Izumi at his office on February 14, 2019. The investment is coming in the 100 Special Economic Zone project (SEZ) taken up by the administration of Prime Continue lendo

The U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones Program: Economic Benefits to American Communities

The U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones Program: Economic Benefits to American Communities

1 minuto Foreign-trade zones (FTZs or zones) provide tariff savings and other benefits to companies that engage in import and export operations in the United States. These benefits were provided by Congress beginning in 1934 to encourage U.S. economic activity in manufacturing and distribution, and employment that might otherwise be performed abroad. Economic analysis of the effects of FTZs is limited, particularly the impact of FTZs on economic activity and jobs in localities with operational zones. To remedy this deficiency, the National Association of Continue lendo

Zonas francas impulsores de la economía

Zonas francas impulsores de la economía

2 minutos La mejor y única forma de ser competitivos en el País, bajo el principio de la legalidad es el poder preservar la estabilidad en las Zonas Francas; por ello pedimos e instamos a toda la artillería gubernamental a sostener y prevalecer este modelo de desarrollo. Bajo estos nuevos lineamientos, a partir del 2007 el régimen franco ha mostrado un crecimiento importante hoy somos 19 Departamentos del País quienes han desarrollado la apuesta en materia de empleo. Las zonas francas han sido claves Continue lendo

Special economic zones: engines of development or sites of exploitation?

Special economic zones: engines of development or sites of exploitation?

menos de 1 minuto Special economic zones (SEZs) have spread rapidly over the past 20 years, including in many low- and middle-income countries keen to attract private investment for industrial development. But while much debate has focused on their economic performance and success factors, there are concerns over land expropriations, poor labour conditions and lost public revenues. These concerns are often partly rooted in the legal regimes that underpin SEZs — their failure to protect affected people, their exempting SEZs from national laws or Continue lendo

Is Costa Rica facing a free-trade zone dilemma?

Is Costa Rica facing a free-trade zone dilemma?

5 minutos An uncharacteristic element of uncertainty crept into the annual free-zone conference organised by Azofras in San José, which brings together the main players of Costa Rica’s successful free-trade zone (FTZ) programme. President Carlos Alvarado had opened the event by reassuring the audience of his commitment to preserving benefits for companies operating under a FTZ regime. A few hours later, news spread that the National Assembly had rejected an amendment that would have prevented the introduction of VAT for FTZ companies. As discontent Continue lendo