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Assessment of Industrial Cluster Policies in Viet Nam:  The Role of Special Economic Zones in Attracting Foreign Direct Investment

Assessment of Industrial Cluster Policies in Viet Nam: The Role of Special Economic Zones in Attracting Foreign Direct Investment

menos de 1 minuto Special economic zones (SEZs) are considered as one of important regional industrial policies to attract foreign investment in developing countries such as Viet Nam. The review of SEZs development in Viet Nam including the comprehensive review of infrastructure and business environment in SEZs are presented in this paper for the first time.  Moreover, the paper gives novel non-parametric evidence to indicate the positive causal linkage between the zoning policies and the attraction of foreign investment at district-level in the country Continue lendo

Special Economic Zones in ASEAN: Opportunities for US Investors

Special Economic Zones in ASEAN: Opportunities for US Investors

menos de 1 minuto To consolidate its emergence as a powerful trading bloc, ASEAN member states have been promoting special economic zones (SEZ) as a cornerstone for efforts to encourage more foreign investment.   SEZs – which include industrial parks, special export processing zones, technology parks, and innovation areas – gained increasing prominence after the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015, and more so now as a tool to attract US investors seeking to diversify their supply chains. Total two-way trade between ASEAN and Continue lendo

Special Economic Zones among the paucity of realistic interventions

Special Economic Zones among the paucity of realistic interventions

1 minuto Amongst a plethora of potential economic recovery strategies and a paucity of realistic interventions is the phenomenon of Special Economic Zones (SEZs). Special Economic Zones are geographically delimited areas wherein governments facilitate industrial activity through fiscal and regulatory incentives and infrastructure support. SEZs can make important contributions to growth and development by attracting investment, creating jobs and boosting exports. Special Economic Zones can build forward and backward linkages within the broader economy and support global value chain (GVC) participation, industrial upgrading and Continue lendo

China: A FTZ with a focus on establishing a hub for oil and gas value chain

China: A FTZ with a focus on establishing a hub for oil and gas value chain

1 minuto The Free Trade Zone concept was first introduced by the 1973 Kyoto Convention (International Convention on the Simplification and Harmonization of Customs Procedures 1973). The 1973 Kyoto Convention defines a Free Trade Zone as a specific district (within the customs territory of a sovereign country or region) that is designated to allow foreign goods to be imported and exported freely under tariff exemptions.  The first Free Trade Pilot Zone (herein referred to as “Free Trade Zone“) was established in Shanghai Pudong on Continue lendo

From special economic zones to greater special economic region – Hong Kong Special Administrative Region as a model for legal infrastructure design

From special economic zones to greater special economic region – Hong Kong Special Administrative Region as a model for legal infrastructure design

menos de 1 minuto This article examines the key aspects of the legal infrastructure design of special economic zones (SEZs), with reference to the best practice of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Hong Kong SAR) under “One Country, Two Systems” and the Basic Law.  It discusses some recent initiatives of the Hong Kong SAR in respect of innovations in dispute resolution mechanisms and creative use of modern technology to illustrate how SEZs can respond to contemporary challenges and opportunities.  In particular, this article Continue lendo