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An introduction to special economic zones in ASEAN

An introduction to special economic zones in ASEAN

3 minutos For investors who are interested in doing business in ASEAN, you should know that ASEAN countries are constantly adjusting to the shifting global economy such as volatile commodity prices, slow growth in industrial economies. Therefore, the countries have also been seeking new strategies to drive economic development with a focus on providing greater public services, building infrastructure, and creating a more friendly business environment to appeal to investors. However, most ASEAN countries have recently returned to special economic zones (SEZs) concept as Continue lendo

China extends pilot free trade zones to strategic border regions

China extends pilot free trade zones to strategic border regions

4 minutos China will establish new pilot free trade zones (FTZs) in six provinces across the country, extending strategic trials to border regions to help improve trade ties with neighbouring countries and expand the reach of the Belt and Road Initiative. The move, announced on Monday, also adds free trade zones in underdeveloped provinces, making them more attractive to high quality manufacturing in a bid to support their local economies and help weather the impact from the escalating trade war with the United States. Continue lendo

India’s special economic zones: A primer

India’s special economic zones: A primer

2 minutos Special economic zones (SEZs) in India are areas that offer incentives to resident businesses. SEZs typically offer competitive infrastructure, duty free exports, tax incentives, and other measures designed to make it easier to conduct business. Accordingly, SEZs in India are a popular investment destination for many multinationals, particularly exporters. While India’s SEZs are similar to those found in other parts of Asia, business leaders that are considering setting up in a SEZ should seek to understand how SEZs work in India. Each SEZ is unique. Continue lendo

O que a implantação de uma ZPE em Cáceres tem a ver com você?

O que a implantação de uma ZPE em Cáceres tem a ver com você?

5 minutos Recentemente, o Governo do Estado de Mato Grosso anunciou a retomada das obras para a implantação de uma Zona de Processamento de Exportação (ZPE) na cidade de Cáceres, município situado a 244 km de Cuiabá. As obras se encontram estagnadas há aproximadamente 25 anos. Esse passo é de extrema importância para a região Centro-Oeste, contribuindo para que ela se torne um grande polo de desenvolvimento econômico, que vai beneficiar especialmente o Estado de Mato Grosso, proporcionando um significativo impulso na produção mato-grossense. Continue lendo

China: China introduces new free trade zones and improved practices

China: China introduces new free trade zones and improved practices

3 minutos Since 2013 China has established an increasing number of free trade zones (FTZs) around the country. These serve as ‘test beds’ for investment liberalisation and streamlined regulation (for example, faster business registration, accelerated customs procedures, and so on).  Tax incentives are also offered to businesses in the FTZs. Successful experiments in the FTZs are then frequently rolled out nationwide. In the first half of this year, China’s 12 existing FTZs attracted foreign investment of nearly RMB 70 billion ($10 billion), that is, Continue lendo