Guangdong
Zhuhai Free Trade Zone



    Rating     BB
    Year of Establishment     1996
    Land Area     5.89 km2
    Location     Zhuhai, Guangdong
    GDP     RMB 3.59 billion
    FDI     US$ 149 million
    Utilized FDI     US$45.57 million, 22.96% up
    Major Investors     MTU, EPCOS, Oplink, Coloplast, SCHMID, Tyco Electronics, ProLogis, Zhuhai Flight, Canon, Zhuhai Qiheng, Profilex, Nishio Foods, Mikuni, Mingde Logistics
    Major Industies Encouraged     Warehousing, logistics, export-processing
Source: Administrative Committee of Zhuhai Free Trade Zone


Introduction
Zhuhai Free Trade Zone (Zhuhai FTZ) is located in the southern part of Zhuhai in Guangdong Province, which had the largest economy in China in terms of GDP in 2008. Zhuhai is one of five special economic zones in China that have successfully applied for special economic policies and flexible government measures. Zhuhai FTZ won approval from the State Council to be a state-level development zone in 1996 and has an area of 5.89 sq km. It commenced official operation in 1999.

Zhuhai FTZ faces Macau across the sea. It is only 10 km from Macau International Airport and Macau Port, and has convenient transportation systems. It is 30 km from Zhuhai Airport, 45 km from Zhuhai Port and 36 nautical miles from Hong Kong Port. The Guangzhou-Zhuhai Highway and the Beijing-Zhuhai Highway intersect in the zone. It takes less than two hours to drive from the zone to any of the major cities in the Pearl River Delta.

Investment Climate
Zhuhai FTZ encourages investment in ware-housing, logistics and export processing. In 2013, the gross industrial output from the zone hit RMB 10.16 billion, up 17.84% year on year , while its value added industrial output hit RMB 2.11 billion in 2013. The foreign trade of the zone exceeded US$ 4.25 billion, comprising US$ 1.31 billion in import value and US$ 2.93 billion in export value.

At present, more than 150 companies from 20 countries and regions had established businesses in the zone. In 2014, the utilized FDI in the zone amounted to US$45.57 million. Large investors in the zone include MTU, EPCOS, Oplink, Coloplast, SCHMID, Tyco Electronics, ProLogis, Canon and domestic firms such as Mingde Logistics and Zhuhai Flight.

U.S.-based Oplink invested a total of US$50 million in an optical cable production base in Zhuhai FTZ in 1999 and employs over 100 engineers in Zhuhai. The annual output value of its Zhuhai unit is around US$150 million.

Zhuhai ProLogis-Gree Logistics Park, situated in Zhuhai FTZ, commenced construction in 2008. It was jointly founded by U.S.-based Prologis and Zhuhai-based Gree, a large home appliance maker, and is expected to cost a total of US$99 million. It has an area of 387,800 sq m, greater than any other logistics park in Zhuhai.

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Winning Edge and Limitation
Winning Edge
  • The zone enjoys convenient transportation systems.
  • A large number of multinational firms are gathered in the zone.
  • The zone has a competitive geographic location.


Limitations
  • The zone has no strong industrial base.
  • The zone faces competition from other free trade zones in Guangdong Province.
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Address: Hongwan, Zhuhai 519030, Guangdong Province
Tel: 86- 756- 8686916, 8819718, 8686266, 8686928
Fax: 86- 756-8686980
Website: www.zhftz.gov.cn
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