Hangzhou Export Processing Zone

    Rating     BBB
    Year of Establishment     1993
    Land Area     3 km2
    Location     Hangzhou, Zhejiang
    GDP     RMB 12.13 billion, 11% down
    FDI     N.A.
    Utilized FDI     US$2.22 billion
    Major Investors     Toshiba, Alcoa, Matsushita, Yazaki, Lamons, Yano, Sipporra Busy Toy, CSI Closure Systems, Panasonic
    Major Industies Encouraged     Electronics, home appliances, telecommunications
Source: Administrative Committee of Hangzhou Export Processing Zone

Hangzhou Export Processing Zone (Hangzhou EPZ), which received approval from the State Council in 2000, has an area of 3 sq km. Nestled in the Hangzhou Economic and Technological Development Zone east of Hangzhou, it is located an equal distance from Shanghai, Suzhou, Shaoxing and Ningbo. The zone is a mere 90-minute drive from any of the four cities.

Hangzhou EPZ is 15 km from Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport. It is also close to Ningbo-Zhoushan Port and Shanghai Port, two of China's most important deep-water ports. The Hangzhou-Nanjing Expressway, the Shanghai-Hangzhou Expressway, the Hangzhou-Jinhua-Qutang Expressway and the Hangzhou-Ningbo Expressway run through the zone. Additionally, the zone also has a well-established railway network, as the Shanghai-Hangzhou Railway, the Zhejiang-Jiangxi Railway, the Xiaoshan-Ningbo Railway and the Xuancheng-Hangzhou Railway intersect in Hangzhou.

Investment Climate
In 2012, the zone’s gross industrial output decreased 11% year on year to RMB 12.13 billion. Total import and export value plunged 21% to US$2.22 billion including RMB 1.69 billion in export value, down 11.7% year on year.

Electronics & telecommunications and automobile industries are the major industries in Hangzhou EPZ. In 2012, these two industries generated about 85% of the zone’s industrial output value.

In addition, it has attracted a number of Fortune 500 enterprises, including Matsushita and Alcoa.

Investment Cost
Winning Edge and Limitation
Winning Edge
  • The zone has a well-established industrial and economic base.
  • It is in an advantageous location.
  • It has strong ties with Hangzhou Economic and Technological Development Zone, which provides potential customers and suppliers.
  • It has access to rich human resources and a large talent pool.

  • Many export-oriented enterprises in the zone are affected by the global economic downturn.
  • Mineral resources are scarce and the zone suffers from electricity shortages.

Address: Yindu Mansion (Xiasha), Hangzhou Economic and Technological Development Zone, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, P.R. China 310018
Tel: 86-571 86714100 ,86736887
Fax: 86-573 86911747
Website: www.heda.gov.cn www.hzqt.net
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