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Glossary: FTZ/EPZ

Picture: free trade zone
Picture: free trade zone

Acronym in full: free trade zone / export processing zone

Under the concept of a country’s external trade, a free trade zone or sometimes called an export processing zone, is a designated area within a country’s territory, usually for the purpose of re-export or export processing, where goods can be landed, handled, repackaged, manufactured and re-exported without paying any customs duties. Only when the goods are moved to consumers in the country outside the zone, the goods will be subject to the prevailing customs duties.

 

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