Colombia: Free Zones launch campaign to improve competitiveness at national level

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Next Monday, February 20, in the facilities of ANDI Bogotá, the launching of the campaign "The New Face of the Country" will take place. This event will be attended by Bruce Mac Master, president of the National Business Association of Colombia (ANDI) and more than 50 representatives of Free Zones.

Within the framework of this event will be presented the main changes brought about by the "New Free Zone Statute"; explaining how this new clear and unified regulation improves the competitiveness of the instrument, strengthens the industry, foreign investment and promotes the country's foreign trade.

Faced with these changes at the legislative level, the ANDI Free Zones Users Chamber presents "The New Face of the Country", a campaign that seeks to communicate the incentives of the free regime for the entrepreneurs and regions where they are located.

"We are convinced that the changes adopted by the government will arouse the interest of domestic and foreign investors. We have a very competitive law of free zones, which facilitates the operation for service companies, manufacturing, agribusiness, ports, oil companies, clinics "explains Edgar Orlando Martínez, director of the Chamber of te Free Zones users of ANDI.

This campaign is launched as a preamble to the third World Congress of Free Zones on May 3, 4 and 5 at the Convention Center in Cartagena. This event, which is being held for the first time in the Americas, will involve more than 1,000 entrepreneurs from 40 countries in Asia, Europe, the United Arab Emirates, Latin America and the United States.

It is expected the assistance of businessmen and representatives of the academic sector, government and different organizations, with the aim of analyzing the behavior of the free zones regime and the impact of this instrument on the economic development of all countries and international trade.