março 2019

Zones franches africaines: quel impact économique pour le continent?

Zones franches africaines: quel impact économique pour le continent?

menos de 1 minuto Pourquoi la création des zones franches en Afrique? Quel impact ces zones ont sur les économies du continent? Sont-elles vecteurs de développement notable pour les pays du continent? C’est pour répondre à ces questions substantielles que l’Organisation africaine des zones franches (AFZO) a organisé mercredi 27 mars, au sein du complexe hôtelier Radisson Blu de Libreville, son atelier annuel axé sur «l’impact des zones franches dans l’atteinte des objectifs de développement économique durable en Afrique». Leia mais

Has Hainan’s free-trade zone lived up to expectations in its first 12 months?

Has Hainan’s free-trade zone lived up to expectations in its first 12 months?

3 minutos When the island of Hainan was designated as China’s 12th free-trade zone by President Xi Jinping in April last year, it came with an ambition to make the area operational by 2020, and reach a “mature” development stage in 2035. But one year on, how far has China’s southernmost province lived up to expectations? From November to March, the Hainan free-trade zone attracted 185.7 billion yuan (US$27.6 billion) of investment in three batches, allocated to 378 construction projects, including infrastructure, a tax-free Leia mais

Special economic zones the way forward

Special economic zones the way forward

menos de 1 minuto The Department of Trade and Industry, in partnership with the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, will host the first National Special Economic Zones (SEZ) Conference at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre, in Durban, next week. The theme of the two-day conference, which starts on April 3, is Moving Towards Excellence. KwaZulu-Natal Premier Willies Mchunu, Minister of Trade and Industry Dr Rob Davies, MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs in KZN, Sihle Zikalala, Leia mais

Zones’ encapsulate Government of India’s vision of Make in India, Digital India and Skill India

Zones’ encapsulate Government of India’s vision of Make in India, Digital India and Skill India

menos de 1 minuto “Economic Zones” are the vanguard to opening a country’s economic supply chain to the outside world. They provide an environment laced with a liberalised regulatory regime and financial incentives, which help to attract investment, kick-start production, generate quality employment, and give a thrust to trade. Most emerging economies are moving towards adopting this framework and creating ‘specialised’ economic and export hubs that would give them better access to foreign funding and an inexhaustible overseas consumer base. Presently, ‘Special Economic Zones’ Leia mais

World FZO Annual International Conference & Exhibition 2019 – Barcelona, 26-28 June

World FZO Annual International Conference & Exhibition 2019 – Barcelona, 26-28 June

1 minuto As we look ahead to the future, we have identified five main themes to tackle during this year’s conference in order to bring to the foreground the most important strategic elements to consider. By combining the extensive range of online tools that we already offer with the shared knowledge that will be presented in the course of our discussion panels, the World Free Zones Organization aims to deliver to everyone present a concrete sense of progress and opportunity in the free zone Leia mais