Today there are more than 3,000 Free Zones (FZs) around the world and the number of zones is increasing rapidly. The extent to which free zones are used as instrument to spur economic development differs across countries and regions. ICA advises free zone authorities, regulators and managers as well as its developers on a variety of issues including setting up zones, regulatory issues, incentive policies, master planning and business attraction strategies.
We use our global Free Zones experience and best practices as well as our knowledge of corporate site selection to help authorities and policy-makers better understand current and future business needs when developing Free Zones. We make Free Zones responsible for sustainable economic growth in an accountable and prudent manner. In our advisory we work closely with our Dubai based partner the World Free Zones Organization (World FZO) in rolling out their Free Zone of the Future Program as well as our joint training and Seminar program for free zone executives.