Free economic zone

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Geographic locations of the Free Economic Zones

Free economic zones (FEZ) or free zones (FZ) are a class of special economic zone (SEZ) designated by the trade and commerce administrations of various countries. The term is used to designate areas in which companies are taxed very lightly or not at all in order to encourage economic activity. The taxation rules are determined by each country. The World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures (SCM) has content on the conditions and benefits of free zones.

Sometimes they are called free ports, which have historically been endowed with favorable customs regulations, e.g., the free port of Trieste. Very often free ports constitute a part of free economic zones.

Free economic zones by country[edit]

Argentina[edit]

Armenia[edit]

Bangladesh[edit]

Bangladesh Export Processing Zone Authority

Belarus[edit]

Brazil[edit]

Bulgaria[edit]

Chile[edit]

China[edit]

Egypt[edit]

  • Port Said Public Free Zone
  • Alexandria Public Free Zone
  • Nasr City Public Free Zone
  • Suez Public Free Zone
  • Ismailia Public Free Zone
  • Damietta Public Free Zone
  • Media Public Free Zone
  • Shebin El- Kom Public Free Zone
  • Qeft Public Free Zone
  • Port Said East Port Public Free Zone

Georgia[edit]

Ghana[edit]

  • Tema, Free Zone Enclave

India[edit]

Iran[edit]

Iraq[edit]

Italy[edit]

Republic of Ireland[edit]

South Korea[edit]

Latvia[edit]

Lithuania[edit]

Macedonia[edit]

Malaysia[edit]

Moldova[edit]

Mongolia[edit]

Mongolian Free Economic Zone [25]

Norway[edit]

Oman[edit]

Peru[edit]

  • Tacna Free Economic Zone (Zona Franca de Tacna, in Spanish) [26]

Russia[edit]

In Russia there are only Special Economic Zones

Technical/Innovational Zones

Industrial/developmental Zones

  • “Alabuga” (special economic zone)
  • Lipetsk

Tourist Zones

Serbia[edit]

Spain[edit]

Tajikistan[edit]

Turkey[edit]

Turkmenistan[edit]

Ukraine[edit]

  • Quarantine Pier of Odessa trade sea port, January 1, 2000, for 25 years

United Arab Emirates[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

Yemen[edit]

See also[edit]

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