New Models for Free Zones

The XV Latin American Conference on Free Zones will discuss the challenges and opportunities they face, especially from 2015 when the WTO requires the elimination of export tax incentives.

Monday, October 24, 2011

The "XV Latin American Conference on Free Zones" will take place from 26th to 28th October this year at the Hotel Casa Santo Domingo, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala.

A statement by the Association of Free Zones in the Americas reads:

The Association of Free Zones in the Americas, its counterpart in the host country and the Ministry of Economy of Guatemala, have organized a platform to discuss the decline being experienced in the global economic environment after the economic crisis and the great opportunities that have opened up for businesses in emerging economies, including Latin America, which is setting an example to the world.

This renewed interest in the region, has encouraged us to offer up this meeting point for entrepreneurs who produce goods and services on our continent to share their knowledge with renowned experts and speakers from America, Europe and Asia, regarding the latest trends, challenges and changing perspectives on trade and open markets, with emphasis on China, India, Africa, and the USA, among others.

Around 400 participants are expected to attend from some 25 countries. Also taking part will be authorities responsible for promoting investment, trade and employment in different countries.



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One of the points to be discussed at the conference is the new requirements for tax incentives required by the World Trade Organization (WTO), which need to be in place by 2015.