Development of Shanghai’s Free Trade Zone Logistics

Part of the Current Chinese Economic Report Series book series (CCERS)


In response to the new trends in the development of global economy and trade, and to promote the new round of reform and opening-up, China’s Central Government approved the establishing of the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone. Unlike other traditional free trade zones targeting on manufacturing industry and commodity trading, the Shanghai Free Trade Zone is specialized in the opening of the service industry, including seaports, airports, trading, manufacturing, warehousing, etc.


State Council Bond Area Commodity Trade Free Trade Zone Logistics Functionality 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.China Institute of FTZ Supply ChainShanghai Maritime UniversityShanghaiPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.The Research Center of LogisticsNankai UniversityTianjinPeople’s Republic of China

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