Zhuhai-Macao Cross-Border Industrial Zone
The Zhuhai-Macao Cross-Border Industrial Zone was founded in December 2003 and approved by the State Council in 2006 as the first of its kind in the country. It is positioned to enhance economic cooperation between Zhuhai and Macao, while being a staunch force for Macao's long-term stability and prosperity.
The industrial zone covers 40 hectares (99 acres), about three-quarters or 29 hectares (72 acres) in Zhuhai and 11 hectares (27 acres) in Macao and is part of the Zhuhai Free Trade Zone in Wanzai (across the Qianshan Watercourse).
It is 38 km (24 miles) from Zhuhai (Jinwan) Airport, 10 km (6 miles) from Jiuzhou Port Container Terminal and 53 km (33 miles) from Zhuhai Port. It will be a 40-minute-drive to Hong Kong after the opening of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge.
The zone is proximate to Zhuhai’s prime shopping locations, including Hengqin New Area, Shizimen Central Business District, and Gongbei's core business area, making it a portal for foreign products to enter the Chinese mainland.
The zone integrates high-end logistics and consumer goods trade, exhibitions, and bonded businesses. Soon, it is to become a characteristic logistics distribution center serving Macao. It would take advantage of FTZ policies, preferred taxation of export-import goods, and checkpoints with 24-hour customs clearance.
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