Meanwhile, the first Gwadar International Expo was kicked off in the free zone
and has attracted businessmen from Iran, China, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and Oman, said the operator.
He added, "The DP World group continues to attract more foreign investments and maintain the competitiveness of the port and the free zone
globally with focus on innovative development of the global supply chain to strengthen the country's position as a regional and global business hub, facilitate trade movement and open up new markets for companies operating from the Free Zone
the free zone
has touched 160 from different nationalities.
This is while, according to Karimi, the reason behind the creation of free zones
was to encourage production by giving tax discounts and legal exemptions to production and exports.
The minister added that the government's priority is to support investors in free zones
amid strict rules to prevent corruption.
In addition, the discussion will also shed light on importance of free zones
as innovation hubs and highlight the challenges and issued faced by these trade zones, it said.
We are confident that, with continued support from Hamriyah Free Zone
and our staff, we will achieve our goals.
Al Zarooni pointed out to the huge developments in Dubai's free zones
thanks to the unlimited support from His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and the governmental and logistic facilities offered by the government to companies and investors.
He pointed out that free zone
orientations about global expansion are well planned to ensure their integration with local operations and customers needs and comes in line with the overall vision, set by senior leadership in this respect.
If your customers and suppliers are located outside of the UAE, then any free zone
that can license your activity will work for you.
Regarding trade volume, Al Qudah pointed out that the total of exported goods from the free zones
to foreign and domestic markets stood at JD135 million in June, of which JD92 million went to foreign markets and JD43 million to the local market.
Exporting outside of a free zone
(including GCC and GAFTA states)