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Free economic zone

Free economic zones (FEZ), free economic territories (FETs) 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 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.


Some special economic zones are called free ports. Sometimes they have historically been endowed with favorable customs regulations such as the free port of Trieste. In recent years the free port system has been accused of facilitating international art crime, allowing stolen artworks to remain undetected in storage for decades.


According to the 1999 Revised Kyoto Convention, a "'free zone' means a part of the territory of a contracting party where any goods introduced are generally regarded, insofar as import duties and taxes are concerned, as being outside the customs territory."


An early type of special economic zone was free ports, these historically were endowed with favorable customs regulations such as the free port of Trieste. In modern times free port has come to mean a specific type of special economic zone, for example LADOL.


  • General Pico Free Zone
  • Provincia de Tierra del Fuego, Antártida e Islas del Atlántico Sur
  • Albania

  • Spitalle
  • Koplik
  • Vlore
  • Armenia

  • Gyumri
  • Bangladesh

    Bangladesh Export Processing Zone Authority


  • Brest FEZ
  • FEZ Mogilev
  • FEZ Vitebsk
  • Brazil

  • Free Economic Zone of Manaus, Manaus
  • Bulgaria

  • Burgas
  • Rousse
  • Plovdiv
  • Dragoman
  • Vidin
  • Svilengrad
  • Chile

  • Iquique
  • Punta Arenas
  • China

  • Hong Kong
  • Pearl River Delta
  • Egypt

  • 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

  • Poti, Samegrelo region
  • Ghana

  • Tema, Free Zone Enclave
  • India

  • Sricity Multi Product SEZ, Andhra Pradesh
  • SEEPZ, India
  • MARG Swarnabhoomi SEZs for Engineering and Multi Services, Tamil Nadu
  • Inspira Pharma & Renewable Energy Park, Aurangabad, Maharashtra
  • Iran

  • Kish
  • Aras Free Zone
  • Anzali Free Zone
  • Arvand Free Zone
  • Chabahar Free Zone
  • Gheshm Free Zone
  • Maku Free Zone
  • Imam Khomeini Airport City Free Zone
  • Iraq

  • Sulaymaniyah Free Zone
  • Italy

  • Erice
  • Gela
  • Crotone
  • Rossano
  • Lamezia Terme
  • Matera
  • Taranto
  • Lecce
  • Andria
  • Naples
  • Torre Annunziata
  • Mondragone
  • Campobasso
  • Velletri
  • Sora
  • Pescara
  • Massa Carrara
  • Ventimiglia
  • Republic of Ireland

  • Shannon Free Zone
  • South Korea

  • Korean Free Economic Zones
  • Busan-Jinhae Free Economic Zone
  • Daegu-Gyeongbuk Free Economic Zone
  • Gwangyang Bay Area Free Economic Zone
  • Incheon Free Economic Zone
  • Yellow Sea Free Economic Zone
  • Saemanguem-Gunsan Free Economic Zone
  • East Coast Free Economic Zone
  • Chungbuk Free Economic Zone
  • Latvia

  • Liepāja Special Economic Zone
  • Rēzekne Special Economic Zone
  • Rīga Freeport Economic Zone
  • Ventspils High Technology Park
  • Lithuania

  • Marijampolė Free Economic Zone
  • Kaunas Free Economic Zone
  • Klaipėda Free Economic Zone
  • Panevėžys Free Economic Zone
  • Nigeria

  • Centenary Economic City
  • LADOL Free Zone
  • Nigeria International Commerce city
  • Macedonia

  • Free Economic Zone Skopje 1
  • Free Economic Zone Skopje 2
  • Free Economic Zone Stip
  • Free Economic Zone Tetovo
  • Malaysia

  • Port Klang Free Zone
  • Moldova

  • Entrepreneurship Free Zone Expo-Business-Chişinău
  • Entrepreneurship Free Zone "Tvardiţa"
  • Entrepreneurship Free Zone "Taraclia"
  • Entrepreneurship Free Zone "Valkaneş"
  • Entrepreneurship Free Zone "Otaci-Business"
  • FEZ "Bălți"
  • Subzone Straseni CAAN
  • FEZ "Ungheni-Business"
  • FEZ Aeroportul Liber Internaţional Mărculeşti
  • FEZ International Free Port Giurgiulești
  • Mongolia

  • Tsagaan Nuur Free Economic Zone
  • Altanbulag Free Trade Zone
  • Zamyn-Uud Free Economic Zone
  • Morocco

    Export Processing Zone of Tangier

    Free Zones at Tanger Med Ksar el Majaz Mellousa 1 and 2

    Free Zone in Dakhla and Laayoune

    Free Storage Zone of hydrocarbons: Kebdana and Nador

    Export Processing Zone in Kenitra


  • Svalbard
  • Oman

  • Knowledge Oasis Muscat
  • Sohar Port and Free Zone
  • Salalah Free Zone
  • Al-Mazunah Free Zone
  • Special Economic Zone Duqm
  • Peru

  • Tacna Free Economic Zone (Zona Franca de Tacna, in Spanish)
  • Qatar

    Qatar has free zones and Special Economic Zones with differing laws on taxation and corporate ownership

  • Qatar Science & Technology Park
  • Qatar Financial Centre
  • Manateq Special Economic Zones
  • Ras Bufontas
  • Um Alhoul
  • Al Karaana
  • Russia

    In Russia there are only Special Economic Zones

    Technical/Innovational Zones

  • Dubna
  • Zelenograd (Moscow)
  • Saint Petersburg
  • Tomsk
  • Industrial/developmental Zones

  • Alabuga Special Economic Zone
  • Lipetsk
  • Tourist Zones

  • Krasnodar Krai
  • Stavropol Krai
  • Kaliningrad Oblast (Yantar, Kaliningrad Special Economic Zone)
  • Altai Krai
  • Altai Republic
  • Irkutsk Oblast
  • Buryatia
  • Vladivostok
  • Serbia

  • Free Zone Pirot Slobodna zona Pirot
  • Spain

  • Ibiza
  • Tajikistan

  • Sughd Free Economic Zone
  • Panj Free Economic Zone
  • Dangara Free Economic Zone
  • Ishkoshim Free Economic Zone
  • Turkey

  • See List of free zones of Turkey
  • Turkmenistan

  • Mary-Baýramaly
  • Okarem-Hazar
  • Turkmenabat-Seidi
  • Bakharden-Serdar
  • Ashgabat-Annau
  • Ashgabat-Bezmein
  • Serakhs
  • Guneshli
  • Ashgabat International Airport
  • Dashoguz Airport
  • Ukraine

  • Autonomous Republic of Crimea
  • Quarantine Pier of Odessa trade sea port, January 1, 2000, for 25 years
  • Ukraine and EU Free Trade Agreement
  • United Arab Emirates

  • Ajman Free Zone
  • Dubai Academic City
  • Dubai Airport Free Zone
  • Dubai Internet City
  • Dubai Media City
  • Dubai Multi Commodities Centre
  • Dubai Knowledge Village
  • Dubai Healthcare City
  • Dubai International Financial Center
  • Dubai Science Park
  • Dubai Outsource Zone
  • Dubai Silicon Oasis
  • Dubai Studio City
  • International Media and Production Zone
  • Jebel Ali Free Zone
  • twofour54 Abu Dhabi
  • Fujairah Free Zone
  • Fujairah Creative City
  • Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone
  • United Kingdom

  • London Docklands
  • Bristol Suburbs
  • United States

  • Foreign-trade zones of the United States
  • Yemen

  • Aden Free Zone
  • References

    Free economic zone Wikipedia