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Russia’s Free Trade & Special Economic Zones

Russia’s Free Trade & Special Economic Zones

menos de 1 minuto Russia has numerous Special Economic Zones and Free Trade Ports, and is continuing to look at investing on more, especially nearer to the borders with China in both the Russian Far East and Siberia. Russia’s recent history in such zones has tended to place them with access to servicing the domestic, rather than export markets.  Therefore many of the zones listed are ideal for accessing Russia’s heartland. However doing this also requires knowledge of shipping – Russia is bisected by Continue lendo

A China encontrou, Israel encontrou… e o Brasil, ainda não

A China encontrou, Israel encontrou… e o Brasil, ainda não

3 minutos Uma viagem recente à China deixou mais claro para mim quanto o país mudou nos últimos anos. Os ecossistemas de inovação chineses têm um componente forte de curiosidade, abertura ao novo e ao mundo. Compartilha essas características com outros dos mais famosos polos globais, como Austin (onde ocorre o SXSW, maior festival de inovação do mundo), Berlim ou o Vale do Silício. Mas um fator diferencia a China desses lugares em países ricos, e a aproxima de Israel. Cada região tem características únicas. Em Israel, a inovação Continue lendo

The macroeconomic impact of Special Economic Zones (SEZ): comparison among European regions

The macroeconomic impact of Special Economic Zones (SEZ): comparison among European regions

1 minuto Cluster policies are among the key tools to achieve economic development goals within regional economic  planning. The establishment of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) represents a typology of policy approach implemented by legislative authorities of the countries in order to achieve these objectives of significant economic development.  In the European Union (EU) the Commission is required to adopt the decision about the establishment of a free zones within the Member States: at present there are 91 functioning zones. These SEZs are interesting both for investors – who may benefit  from special privileges in taxation, custom duties or access to infrastructure – and for the residents of the Zones, who may have tax reductions on income, property, transportation. Nonetheless, being influenced by several features, the SEZs’ success varies. This study analyzes the general European framework of the ZESs to compare the role of the diferent regions in achieving economic development objectives. By using macroeconomic indicators from 2000 to 2016 for Continue lendo

Are special economic zones in emerging countries a catalyst for the growth of surrounding areas?

Are special economic zones in emerging countries a catalyst for the growth of surrounding areas?

1 minuto What is the impact of special economic zones (SEZs) in emerging countries on the economy of surrounding areas? Despite the popularity of SEZs as a policy tool in virtually all developing countries around the world, there is little evidence to date which systematically analyses this question. This paper sheds light on this topic by examining the economic growth spillovers generated by 346 SEZs in 22 emerging countries.  The analysis uses night light data as a proxy for SEZ performance as well as Continue lendo

Special economic zones: methodological issues and definition

Special economic zones: methodological issues and definition

menos de 1 minuto Over the decades, the universe of special economic zones (SEZs) has become considerably more complex with the multiplication of “zones” with new and modi ed objectives. This research note has two objectives. First, it provides a more complete clari cation of terminologies in use. This is intended to facilitate the identi cation of the different types of SEZs − a term that UNCTAD’s World Investment Report 2019 (WIR 2019) utilizes as generic concept − and to highlight the key differences Continue lendo