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Different types of IZ

There are many different types of IZ which were set up at different times after the opening up of China. These different types of IZ include:

Special Economic Zones (SEZs)

Open Cities (OCs)-Economic and Technological

Development Zones (ETDZs)

Hi-tech Development Zones (HTDZs)

Free-Trade Zones (FTZs)

Export Processing Zones (EPZs)


Free-Trade Zones There are 15 FTZs established in China and these areas are also known as ; 'bonded' zones. The main activities of these FTZ’s are warehousing and export processing:

•Dalian
• Fuzhou
•Guangzhou
•Hainan Haikou
•Ningbo
•Qingdao
•Shanghai Waigaoqiao
•Shantou
•Shenzhen
•Tianjin Port
•Xiamen Xiangyu
•Zhangjiagang
•Zhuhai.