SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONES, CUSTOMS FREE ZONES, SIMPLIFIED LOGISTIC ZONES.
The Special Economic Zones – SEZs are geographically delimited areas, in which economic laws are more liberal than those generally present in the country in which they are established, which consist in tax, customs, administrative and infrastructural facilitations, as well as in the offer of financial incentives and provision of services for companies wishing to establish themselves in their perimeter.
The SEZs are the best places in the world to facilitate the realization of business and to create connections with Global Value Chains.
All companies connected to international trade need a ZES, as even just being close to the economic activities carried out in an SEZ, expands their business opportunities because they increase their chances of providing activities and services to businesses located within the zones.
Today more than 30% of world trade takes place within Free Zone or ZES, variously named.
Thanks to the presence of facilities that guarantee the existence of a concretely business-oriented environment, the SEZs have a greater capacity to catalyze foreign direct investments, and therefore they are an exceptional and effective tool for accelerating economic development, also having the function of attracting capital and advanced technologies, especially from abroad.
Currently over 5,500 free zones variously named (with a constant rise in the creation of those formally qualified as SEZs) have been established and are in operation in more than one hundred and thirty-five developed and developing countries. The existence of these tools contributes to the maintenance of over seventy million jobs.
On the basis of objective data and economically established logics, the contribution that the SEZs can offer to allow recovery in the economic and industrial sector is of significant impact, as many examples have already shown all over the world.
The greater realization of exceptional tools to accelerate economic development, such as Special Economic Zones and Free Zones represents an increasingly wise option to increase international commercial traffic, also in relation to the direct and indirect effects that will be produced in the world by development of the Chinese project of the Belt and Road Initiative.
SEZs: Case by Case Approach
SEZs require a legal framework, well structured, dynamic and in line with the needs of the globalized market, not with the interests of the local or regional economy, since the goal is to attract the establishment of foreign companies.
Special Economic Zones can be an exceptional and effective tool for the economic development of any country.
However, it is important that their use is accompanied by a conscious choice of the objectives to be achieved, since there are many cases of ineffective SEZs and that therefore they have been suppressed due to: unclear or incongruous objectives, adoption of poorly liberal, incorrect policies choices of areas on which to implement the SEZs, inadequate projects or ineffective management activities.
For this reason, RALIAN Research & Consultancy is able to offer its assistance and consultancy both along the entire creation cycle of the Special Economic Zone and in relation to a single phase of its realization.
Therefore the intervention of RALIAN Research & Consultancy can be of two types:
- Full Cycle Advisory: assistance and consultancy throughout the entire SEZs establishment’s cycle, from the design phase to the operational and management phase
- Single Step Advisory: assistance and consultancy relating to one or more specific phases of the ZES implementation cycle.
In both cases RALIAN Research & Consultancy, based on the regulatory, social, economic, political and morphological variables applicable to the geographical context of reference, intervenes profiling the SEZ from the structural and functional point of view, with respect to the specific objectives that with this instrument they intend to reach, based on the customer’s needs, assisting them from the administrative instruction until to the finalization of the project.
CULTURAL AND CREATIVE ENTERPRISE – INNOVATIVE ENTERPRISE
Recognized by the European Union as an essential factor for the economic and social growth of the entire European territory, participating in the EU’s Gross Domestic Product for about 3%, cultural enterprises are the new challenge in an economic context devoted to innovation.
In their capacity as driving force of creativity and revolutionary ideas to support industry in general, cultural and creative enterprises are faced with information gaps, lack of supporters able to perceive their potential, discrepancies and / or legislative and problematic shortcomings related to the exemption. Last, but by no means less important, is the thorny issue of professional mobility that limits the expansion and spread of such a central company in the development of innovation in the countries of the European area.
RALIAN Research & Consultancy, through its advisors, supports this type of company with professionalism and competence, in order to design and implement a business development path that combines the uniqueness of the service offered and human elements as a fundamental productive factor of differentiation, strategies of innovation, economic support to the sector both with subsidies promoted by Institutions and with alternative and smart finance methods, as well as the maintenance of those requisites of integration and safeguarding cultural diversity, that is to say the very soul of cultural enterprises and the real added value of an economic system continually open to social and political changes.
Among the various services offered to companies in terms of innovation, RALIAN Research & Consultancy offers a professional consultancy service in the fields of Blockchain technology, in the sector of the industry 4.0 and its relative declinations.
AUDIOVISUAL TAX CREDIT
RALIAN Research & Consultancy has experts in the field of tax credit and, in general, in the context of all the tax benefits provided by our legal system in favor of companies operating in the film / audiovisual sector, or, despite having a different corporate purpose , intend to invest in the sector.
The consultancy may concern the whole subject, starting from the feasibility study related to the verification of the existence of the legal requirements for access to the benefits, to continue with the instruction of the administrative practices, their presentation to the competent authorities , their finalization, up to legal assistance in cases of litigation.
RALIAN Research & Consultancy interacts, on its own behalf and on behalf of others, with any type of public and / or private institution, it can forge partnerships and professional collaborations with Italian and foreign companies, as well as relate to all business levels.
In order to contribute to a harmonious, innovative, inclusive, fair and smart economic development, RALIAN Research & Consultancy and its consultants can carry out structured projects able to promote this development and create the conditions for a turnaround in the economic and social fabric
RESEARCH ACTIVITY. INSTITUTIONAL MONITORING
Our activity is nourished by research and continuous updating. For this reason we offer our customers essential services such as sector studies and sector comparative studies, institutional and regulatory monitoring, strategic development plans and any other research activity that allows our clients to increase their business opportunities, both in Italy, both worldwide.
SEMINARS, WORKSHOPS, CONFERENCES
By virtue of our competences, widely recognized both in Italy and abroad, the RALIAN Research & Consultancy participates and organizes important opportunities for professional exchange in order to increase their skills and / or contribute to the dissemination of fundamental themes capable of innovating, modify, improve and consolidate the business system.
Our meetings are structured in Business to Business (B2B) and / or Business to Government (B2G) perspective.