China’s ASEAN economic zones in the shadow of the US-China trade war

China’s ASEAN economic zones in the shadow of the US-China trade war

2 minutos Since China’s “Go-global Initiative” called upon Chinese enterprises in 2002, these enterprises have been ever-more active in expanding their businesses overseas, in which establishing overseas economic zones has been one of the most noticeable phenomena among all types of economic cooperation. This trend was bolstered by the Belt and Road Initiative launched in 2013, as overseas economic zones are perceived as a good platform to deliver tangible benefits to countries within the Silk Road Economic Belt and along the 21st Century Maritime Continue lendo

Uruguay allows free trade zone workers to work remotely in light of COVID-19

Uruguay allows free trade zone workers to work remotely in light of COVID-19

menos de 1 minuto The Uruguayan Director of Free Trade Zone Area issued a resolution to allow free trade zone (FTZ) workers to work remotely to stem the spread of COVID-19. FTZ workers are allowed to work remotely from March 16, 2020 to March 30, 2020. Usually, companies located in FTZs must undertake all of their activities within the FTZ to access the tax and customs benefits granted under the FTZ regime. Under the resolution, companies may have their workers work remotely without losing Continue lendo

ZPE Ceará tem operação mantida e implanta medidas de prevenção ao coronavírus

ZPE Ceará tem operação mantida e implanta medidas de prevenção ao coronavírus

1 minuto A zona de processamento de exportação em funcionamento no estado do Ceará passa a adotar importantes medidas de combate ao novo coronavírus (Covid-19) após deliberação do Comitê de Gestão de Crises do Complexo do Pecém, o qual a ZPE Ceará faz parte. “A ZPE Ceará adotou novas medidas de segurança para tornar ainda mais rigoroso o controle quanto ao trânsito operacional em todo o seu perímetro. O objetivo é manter todas as atividades das empresas instaladas na área da nossa zona de Continue lendo

Medidas aduaneras para el teletrabajo en empresas de Zona Franca – Costa Rica

Medidas aduaneras para el teletrabajo en empresas de Zona Franca – Costa Rica

1 minuto La Dirección General de Aduanas, mediante circular del 19 de marzo, emitió los criterios aplicables para el traslado de activos fuera del área autorizada para las empresas del Régimen de Zonas Francas, con el fin de facilitar la realización de teletrabajo por parte de sus colaboradores durante la situación de emergencia sanitaria que enfrenta el país. Los lineamientos aplicables son los siguientes: ·  En primer lugar, se autoriza por parte de la Autoridad Aduanera, el traslado fuera del área productiva, de equipo de Continue lendo

Workers in free trade zones fear eventual quarantine – Nicaragua

Workers in free trade zones fear eventual quarantine – Nicaragua

2 minutos Among the workers in companies that operate within the free trade zones and the sea of vendors, motorcycle taxis, and payday lenders that orbit around them, there’s a mix of acceptance and resignation before the possibility of a quarantine being declared. Raquel Rodriguez, a lender, already had her face mask ready even before the official reports of the first confirmed infection. She states: “from this moment, we’re feeling” the effects of the health crisis on the economy. In her case, it’s because “many of Continue lendo