Free Zones are only useful if they create prosperity for their territories, meaning shared wealth.

There are some 2,500 free zones around the globe, with over 550 represented by a worldwide association. Many of them are located in port cities. At a congress in Barcelona, the association presented its “prosperity index aimed at measuring the contribution of free zones to their direct zones of influence”. The aim is economic sustainability, an increasingly important demand for local residents.

Full article: Diario del Puerto / Free Trade Zones Organizations

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