Success story of free trade zones in Africa: focus on Mauritius

Success story of free trade zones in Africa: focus on Mauritius

2 minutos Several African countries were pioneers in using Free Zones as economic development tools. Liberia and Senegal, for example established Export Processing Zones in the early 1970s. In 1981, Mauritius started a single factory-based EPZ program whose prominence and success led to a wave of zone development throughout the continent in the late 1980s in East, Southern and West Africa. Uganda is currently on the same model in their exploration of the scheme. Mauritius has become the model of a successful EPZ programme Continue lendo

Nigeria, Ghana partner on Free Trade Zones

Nigeria, Ghana partner on Free Trade Zones

1 minuto Nigeria and Ghana have resolved to forge a new strategic partnership beginning with a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA) and the Ghana Free Trade Board (GFTB) as a way of strengthening economic cooperation between the two countries. Managing Director, NEPZA, Mr Emmanuel Jime, dropped the hint at the weekend when he played host to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GFTB, Mr. Michael Okyere Baafi, who led a three-man business delegation on a working visit Continue lendo

Os incentivos fiscais e as zonas de processamento de exportação: sua relação com o Acordo sobre Subsídios e Medidas Compensatórias da Organização Mundial do Comércio

Os incentivos fiscais e as zonas de processamento de exportação: sua relação com o Acordo sobre Subsídios e Medidas Compensatórias da Organização Mundial do Comércio

menos de 1 minuto As Zonas de Processamento de Exportação surgiram por volta da década dos anos 1950 com o intuito de promover o desenvolvimento econômico e social dos países. Constituem áreas reservadas para a indústria exportadora, a qual, por meio da concessão de benefícios fiscais, pode expandir suas vendas, podendo concorrer em patamar de igualdade no cenário mundial. Ocorre que, com o surgimento da Organização Mundial do Comércio, os benefícios fiscais ficaram limitados, principalmente, devido ao Acordo sobre Subsídios e Medidas Compensatórias, o Continue lendo

Chinese cities swim toward free trade ports

Chinese cities swim toward free trade ports

1 minuto China has been putting a lot of effort into building free trade zones (FTZs) in recent years. Now the efforts are going one step further, with the central government calling for the establishment of free trade ports, which will supposedly derive from the existing FTZs. According to a report released by cs.com.cn on January 31, more than 10 provinces and cities across China said they will “actively explore [the possibilities] of establishing free trade ports. “Those regions not only include coastal cities Continue lendo

Zonas francas: Una discusión franca

Zonas francas: Una discusión franca

3 minutos Nadie discute que las prioridades de cualquier país son las de la inversión y el empleo. Y es que si la inversión, tanto la pública, como la privada tienen dinamismo, se generan fuentes de trabajo, el crecimiento económico se acelera, y por ende el desarrollo comienza a irradiarse, siempre y cuando los frutos del esfuerzo, como todo proceso social, estén distribuidos equitativamente. Por ello los teóricos que se encargan de estudiar estas dinámicas subrayan que la variable inversión tiene efectos multiplicadores en Continue lendo