China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone

Since it was established on September 29, 2013, the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone (FTZ) has carried out institutional reform and innovation in areas of investment, foreign trade, finance and post-filing supervision to form a legal framework for investment and trade within the zone. It has adopted the negative list for investment management, simplified foreign trade supervision procedures, promoted financial system reform to realize RMB capital account convertibility, and advocated post-filing supervision as a way to transform government functions. The State Council decided on December 28, 2014 to introduce the practices of Shanghai FTZ nationwide and established free trade zones also in Guangdong, Tianjin and Fujian. It approved the expansion of Shanghai FTZ by incorporating Lujiazui Financial Area, Jinqiao Export Processing Zone, and Zhangjiang High Tech Park, enlarging the FTZ from 28.78 square kilometers to 120.72 square kilometers to provide more space for reform trials.

Free Trade Zone Features


1. FTZ Bonded Area (28.78 sq.km.)

1. FTZ Bonded Area (28.78 sq.km.)

The bonded area of Shanghai FTZ consists of Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone, Waigaoqiao Free Trade Logistics Park, Yangshan Free Trade Port Area and Pudong Airport Free Trade Zone. Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zo...


2. Lujiazui Financial Area (34.26 sq.km.)

2. Lujiazui Financial Area (34.26 sq.km.)

Lujiazui Financial Area consists of Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone and Qiantan Area. It is the core of Shanghai International Financial Center, Shanghai International Shipping Center and Shanghai Int...


3. Jinqiao Export Processing Zone (20.48 sq.km.)

3. Jinqiao Export Processing Zone (20.48 sq.km.)

Established in 1990, Jinqiao Export Processing Zone has become a showcase of advanced manufacturing, production services, emerging industries, and eco-friendly environment. The zone is focusing on adm...


4. Zhangjiang High Tech Park (37.2 sq.km.)

4. Zhangjiang High Tech Park (37.2 sq.km.)

Zhangjiang High Tech Park is a base for innovations as Shanghai implements the national strategy for sustainable growth. It combines the development of Shanghai FTZ and the Zhangjiang National Innovat...