Emerging economies under increasing pressure – economic slump in free zones

Emerging economies under increasing pressure – economic slump in free zones

1 minuto A survey conducted by the Kiel Institute among the approximately 5,000 special economic zones worldwide provides evidence of drastic economic losses as a consequence of the corona pandemic. This is further indication of the increasing risk of severe recession in emerging economies or even sovereign defaults.The survey conducted at the end of March and in the beginning of April by the Kiel Institute in cooperation with the World Free Zones Organization shows that more than 90 percent of the special economic zones Continue lendo

World FZO 6th AICE 2020 Online Event – Free Registration

World FZO 6th AICE 2020 Online Event – Free Registration

menos de 1 minuto The World FZO sixth Annual International Conference (AICE), the year’s single most important global forum for free zone stakeholders, is the first global conference to go online from Dubai, featuring world-class caliber experts, academics, and senior policy makers as they come together to examine the most effective solutions that free zones can access in the face of new challenges in a rapidly changing industry landscape.  This online event features the five panel discussions of the event’s plenary sessions available around Continue lendo

Impact of COVID-19 on the special economic zones – India

Impact of COVID-19 on the special economic zones – India

2 minutos India has been touted as the next global manufacturing hub. Moreover, COVID-19 offers a unique proposition to investors and companies to invest and manufacture here. Also, the industries have a good opportunity to export their products to the world, besides supplying to the growing domestic market. According to the UBS report, India continues to be among the top destinations in Asia for manufacturing shift. Also, a recent report by the Government states that Special Economic Zones (SEZs) have continued to lead in Continue lendo

Los dispositivos médicos lideran las exportaciones de ZF – Republica Dominicana

Los dispositivos médicos lideran las exportaciones de ZF – Republica Dominicana

3 minutos De cada 100 dólares que exportan las zonas francas, 25 son del segmento dispositivos médicos y productos farmacéuticos. El segmento dispositivos médicos y productos farmacéuticos exportó el pasado año US$1,659 millones, monto que representó una cuarta parte del valor total exportado por el sector zonas francas. Ese núcleo, el único componente de su sector que labora sin restricción legal, solo con las limitaciones administrativas discrecionales que emanan del “distanciamiento social” mandado por el tema del coronavirus, es la cabeza del nuevo giro de Continue lendo

Las zonas francas y una oportunidade exportadora tras el coronavirus

Las zonas francas y una oportunidade exportadora tras el coronavirus

2 minutos Muchos especialistas consideran a la pandemia del coronavirus cómo la crisis más difícil desde el fin de la II Guerra Mundial. Además de las 30.000 pérdidas de vidas que se actualizan día a día, la mitad de la población se encuentra confinada en sus hogares, 300 millones de jóvenes en el mundo no asisten a clase, una importante cantidad de industrias y comercios –en su gran mayoría pymes– se encuentran paralizados y las pérdidas de capitalización bursátil para las grandes empresas alcanza Continue lendo