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Welcome to Africa Free Zone blog!!!

This blog focuses on the activities and happenings around the free zones in Africa and the world. The blog will be educating and informing the free zone operators, managers, opinion leaders and other stakeholders about the scheme in the continent.
You will be getting information from these segments;

  • Experts corner;
  • News;
  •   CEO’s voice; coming from the office of the Executive Secretary of  African Free Zone Association (AFZA) and the Chairman/CEO of Carlcon Group (the owners of the blog). 
Chris Ndibe at Tanger Med Free Zone, Morocco
For the purpose of enlightenment, Free Zone is defined as a strategy for economic development usually characterized by a special regulatory and incentive regime, often in an enclave clearly delineated and administratively thought of as being outside a nation’s Customs and trade regime to attract both local and foreign investment. The special regulatory and fiscal regimes allows for freedom of operation at competitive costs.
The concept of Free Trade Zone is very powerful, that is why more and more countries are recognizing the new paradigm of Free Trade Zones. While the old Free Trade Zone was often described as a static, labour- intensive, incentive driven, and an exploitative enclave. The new zone paradigm is more dynamic, investment-intensive, and an integrated economic tool.
This blog therefore will enable you understand the concept and better manage free zone in your country.
Come along with us in our weekly posting!!!