In an attempt to spark a resurgence in Foreign Direct Investment in Korea, the Korean government has proposed the development of Mini Free Economic Zones. These zones are an attempt to attract SMEs that supply parts to Korean companies.
These Mini-FEZs are expected to charge rent far lower than market value in Korea, offer tax incentives, while offering no fee leases for companies that bring into the country technology and invest over USD 1 million in the local economy.
The exact details of the plan are not known. I will update the readers when more details become known.
I suspect that the plan will, also, be a benefit to companies already in Korea that are looking to modernize facilities.
Sean Hayes may be contacted at: SeanHayes@ipglegal.com.
Sean Hayes is co-chair of the Korea Practice Team at IPG Legal. He is the only non-Korean to have worked as an attorney for the Korean court system (Constitutional Court of Korea) and one of the first non-Koreans to be a regular member of a Korean law faculty.
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