Dubai Free Zones Council Approves Free Zones Business Portal

Dubai Free Zones Council Approves Free Zones Business Portal

The Dubai Free Zones Council (DFZC) recently held its 15th meeting virtually, headed by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Free Zones Council, to review the progress on s...

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NEPZA, UNIDO to partner for efficient operations of Export Free Trade Zones

NEPZA, UNIDO to partner for efficient operations of Export Free Trade Zones

The new management of Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority has opened discussion with the United Nations Industrial Development Authority (UNIDO) to review the operations of export processing zon...

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Iran: Launching 8 novel FTZs athwart Iran on schedule

Iran: Launching 8 novel FTZs athwart Iran on schedule

(MENAFN) On Saturday July 4 ILNA accounted that Secretary of Iranian Free Zones High Council Morteza Bank stated that eight novel free trade zones (FTZ) are aimed to be launched across the country.

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Indonesia mulling special economic status for halal industrial zones

Indonesia mulling special economic status for halal industrial zones

Indonesia’s government is in early discussions about designating halal industrial areas as special economic zones (SEZs) to attract investors, Afdhal Aliasar, Director of Islamic Economy Development ...

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UK Freeports: an opportunity for businesses?

UK Freeports: an opportunity for businesses?

​The UK government has long cited the establishment of Freeports in the UK as one of the opportunities offered by Brexit. The UK government has launched a consultation1 which identifies its policy objecti...

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Dhabeji SEZ under CPEC to open new vistas of prosperity for Pakistan

Dhabeji SEZ under CPEC to open new vistas of prosperity for Pakistan

The Dhabeji special economic zone (SEZ) to be established under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in the southern Sindh province will bring progress in the area, the Sindh Economic Zones Manageme...

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Nigeria: Saving foreign investments in Lagos export free zone

Nigeria: Saving foreign investments in Lagos export free zone

According to the World Bank, Nigeria moved up 15 places from its 2019 spot and was tagged as one of the most improved economies in the world for running a business.

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India:SEZs – Relaxations During Pandemic

India:SEZs – Relaxations During Pandemic

the Ministry of Home Affairs vide Guidelines dated 15th April, 2020, issued relaxations for Special Economic Zones ("SEZs")

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Special Economic Zones an engine to stimulate growth

Special Economic Zones an engine to stimulate growth

The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic) has also decided to channel some of its programmes towards responding to the Covid-19 crisis. Key among these is the use of Special Economic Zon...

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Special Economic Zones in ASEAN: Opportunities for US Investors

Special Economic Zones in ASEAN: Opportunities for US Investors

To consolidate its emergence as a powerful trading bloc, ASEAN member states have been promoting special economic zones (SEZ) as a cornerstone for efforts to encourage more foreign investment.

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