Assistant Director of EAI National University of Singapore Chen Gang: Hainan could explore "zero tariff" policy of free trade zone

2019 Global Free Trade Media Forum was held in Sanya from April 25 to April 26, more than 50 overseas media, economic and trade and academic institutions from over 20 countries and regions attended the forum. 

Chen Gang, the Assistant Director and Senior Fellow of East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore, had an interview with hinews.cn, giving his opinions and suggestions for the construction of Hainan free trade zone and free trade port with Chinese characteristics.

"First of all, Hainan has huge geographic advantages in developing free trade zone, because it is located at the juncture of the very important trade route in the global trade," Chen Gang said, "it is not only connecting the North East Asia but also South East Asia."

"Hainan is an island, which has huge geographic advantages in developing many ports along its coast lines, so Hainan can use all these ports to develop its offshore trade, offshore manufacturing, as so as offshore finance," he suggested.

In Chen Gang's opinion, all these factors have contributed to the successful story of Singapore in the past fifty years, so Hainan would probably repeat this kind of successful story with proper policies, and also with hard work of the local people.

Moreover, he thinks for those real free trade zones, it really needs to have zero tariff, and also it needs to have very strict regulation to ensure that those ports would not become ports of transporting illegal products

"Reputation is also very important, not only in the region but also in the globe, it has to gain the trust from international investors, traders, as so as manufacturers," he said.

According to Chen Gang, the soft part of the construction of free trade zone is very, very important.

"You need to have good talents, with professional language skills, speak both English, Chinese, and also I think it needs to have a kind of open attitudes to those all kind of business opportunities," he told the reporter of hinews.cn.

Responsible editor: 胥圣兰
  • WeChat
    Subscription

    Scan QR code
    with Wechat
  • APP
     

    Access to
    download page
  • Wechat
    Small program

    Scan QR code
    with Wechat
  • weibo
      

    Scan QR code
    with weibo

This is Hainan

Take you into Hainan and understand Hainan Enter the column
关于我们 | 广告服务 | 法律声明 | 网站地图 | 跟帖评论自律管理承诺书
海南南海网传媒股份有限公司 版权所有 1999-2020 地址:海南省海口市金盘路30号新闻大厦9楼 电话:(86)0898-66810806  传真:0898-66810545  24小时举报电话966123
互联网新闻信息服务许可证:4612006002 信息网络传播视听节目许可证:2108281 互联网出版许可证:琼字001号
增值电信业务经营许可证:琼B2-2008008 广告经营许可证:460000100120 琼公网监备号:46010602000273号
本网法律顾问:海南东方国信律师事务所 李君律师
南海网备案号 琼ICP备09005000号
四不像必中一肖042