Free zones in age of trade for development

Hez Kimoomi Alinda

What you need to know:

  • During the time we were developing capacity, other countries in the region were equally developing capacity in more or less the same industries. This has resulted in a situation where we now produce similar or homogenous goods.

The establishment and development of free zones in Africa, as in the rest of the world, is linked to the increasing acceptance of globalisation and neo-liberal economic polices in order for countries on the continent to become internationally competitive by moving towards export-led industrialisation and growth. 

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