Prumo diz que existem interessados em área de livre comércio no RJ

Prumo diz que existem interessados em área de livre comércio no RJ

1 minuto Os investimentos na Zona de Processamento de Exportação (ZPE) do Porto do Açu serão lentos e vão acontecer ao longo do tempo. Mas já existem investidores estrangeiros interessados na área de livre comércio, de acordo com o presidente da Prumo Logística, José Magela. O presidente Michel Temer assinou no dia 27/12/2017 o decreto que cria a ZPE do Açu, localizada no distrito industrial de São João da Barra, no Estado do Rio de Janeiro. A previsão é que a nova zona esteja Continue lendo

Go with the flow – China to develop Shanghai’s free-trade zone and port at ‘orderly pace’

Go with the flow – China to develop Shanghai’s free-trade zone and port at ‘orderly pace’

1 minuto Enthusiasm is creeping ahead of reality as Shanghai makes plans to further develop its free-trade zone into a Hong Kong-style free marketplace. And while there is no concrete operating guide to work from, officials, researchers and company executives are in consensus that the city will need to expand the size of the free-trade zone, liberalise yuan capital accounts, loosen customs requirements and grant free visas to business travellers as it edges closer to becoming a global financial and shipping hub. “A free-trade Continue lendo

Brasileiros abrem 7 de cada 10 indústrias do Paraguai

Brasileiros abrem 7 de cada 10 indústrias do Paraguai

1 minuto Sete em cada dez indústrias que se instalaram no Paraguai nos últimos cinco anos são de brasileiros, segundo dados do governo local. Eles foram atraídos por uma vertiginosa diferença (para menos) nos custos trabalhistas, na conta de energia elétrica e nos impostos, capaz de tirar do vermelho suas margens de lucro e recolocá-los, com preços competitivos, na disputa global por consumidores. O Paraguai tem dois regimes para atração de investimentos: a maquila e a zona franca. Na maquila, a empresa fica livre de Continue lendo

Free Trade Zones as part of the UK’s post Brexit international trade strategy

Free Trade Zones as part of the UK’s post Brexit international trade strategy

1 minuto Following Brexit the UK is likely to be disadvantaged in seeking inward investment into Europe by a reduction in its access to the Single Market. To address this disadvantage the government could consider using FTZs to attract foreign investors. The EU has permitted such zones to be set up for regional development purposes in a number of locations including Shannon and Katowice. Following withdrawal from the Single Market the UK would suffer at least a short term disruption to its trade patterns Continue lendo

Opening outward: Political horizons on the Belt & Road

Opening outward: Political horizons on the Belt & Road

1 minuto The Chinese government has announced nearly $900 billion in infrastructure projects as part of its Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) – an economic, land and maritime trading route which will span 64 countries on three continents. Foreign policy questions continue to dominate the discussion on Beijing’s true intentions and whether the talk of ‘more-open trade’ can be taken at face value. But to what extent are concerns over China’s foreign policy tendrils justified? President Xi Ping’s 2013 announcement, of an almost unprecedented Continue lendo