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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

The Role of SEZs and SLZs in re-launching Italian Logistics and Industry

The Role of SEZs and SLZs in re-launching Italian Logistics and Industry

2 minutos According to consolidated economic literature, SEZs are exceptional tools for catalyzing foreign direct investments, and especially in developed countries their use has been to introduce facilitations in the commercial logistics sector. Ports and airports are critical to the successful development of Special Economic Zones. In the first case,  port infrastructures, having  considerable storage capacity and logistic connections, act as a buffer to regulate the flow of goods to and from the SEZs. Furthermore, the type of commodity flows carried out in the proximity Leia mais

ZPEs e o colonialismo interno em pleno século 21

ZPEs e o colonialismo interno em pleno século 21

2 minutos As ZPEs (Zonas de Processamento de Exportação) e mecanismos similares são um dos instrumentos mais utilizados no mundo para a promoção do desenvolvimento: elas estimulam investimentos (estrangeiros e nacionais), criam empregos, aumentam e diversificam as exportações, difundem novas tecnologias e promovem o desenvolvimento regional. Ou seja, fazem tudo o que uma política econômica correta e sustentável precisa fazer –e sem precisar de dinheiro do governo e sem acarretar concorrência desleal com o restante da indústria (tudo isso é facilmente demonstrável).Segundo a Unctad, Leia mais

Zonas francas como estrategia para la atracción de inversión extranjera directa

Zonas francas como estrategia para la atracción de inversión extranjera directa

3 minutos Recientemente se publicó la quinta edición del Indice de Atractividad Global que realiza año a año el think tank italiano The European House – Ambrosetti, que ordena a 144 países de acuerdo a distintos factores cruciales para la atracción de talento e inversiones. Este año no tuvo buenas noticias para nuestro país: sólo 15 (10,4% del total) sufrieron en 2020 variaciones de más de 10 puestos en el ranking y entre este grupo se encuentra Argentina, acompañado de Panamá, Trinidad y Tobago, Leia mais