abril 20, 2021

Free Trade Zone Laws Are Reformed, Adapting to Reality of Telework

Free Trade Zone Laws Are Reformed, Adapting to Reality of Telework

7 minutos Covid-19 could have knocked out Free Trade Zones (FTZs) in Latin America had it not been for the fast reaction of the region’s governments. Intent on protecting these points of vital economic activity, most governments granted legislation that allowed FTZ employees to work from home on a temporary basis. Now, with economies slowly regaining their footing, stakeholders are looking ahead to ensure that the zones will continue to operate once the pandemic has been left behind. With the risks to health still Leia mais

Is the faith in special economic zones across emerging countries justified?

Is the faith in special economic zones across emerging countries justified?

2 minutos There are now more than 5300 Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in the world, 90% of which, according to Unctad, are in developing and transitioning economies. Yet the question that remains is whether the growing army of SEZs is delivering on its objectives.  The Shenzhen SEZ in China — established in 1980 — has been the poster child for all zones, successfully transforming the region from a sleepy small town into a global workshop and China’s ‘window to the world’. Shenzhen has become a magnet Leia mais