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Interaction between Special Economic Zones (SEZs), Investment and Trade

Nektorov, Saveliev & Partners and the Asia Pacific FDI Network are pleased to invite you to attend the webinar ‘Interaction between Special Economic Zones (SEZs), Investment and Trade’ that will take place on 18 June 2021, 14:00–18:00 CET (pm 04:00 MSK; am 8:00 NY; pm 1:00 UK; pm 8:00 CH; pm 8:00 SG; pm 5:30 IN).

The webinar is organized by Dr. Yulia Levashova, Dr. Ilia Rachkov and Prof. Julien Chaisse and based on the discussions included in the special issue ‘The Interaction between International Investment Law and Special Economic Zones (SEZ)’ published in Transnational Dispute Management Journal in 2020, see here:

Special Economic Zones (SEZs) are important vehicles of a state’s economic policy to attract foreign investments. The rapid proliferation of SEZs worldwide raises complex legal issues regarding the interaction between SEZs and international law and policy. SEZ’s may open up a pandora’s box under the international economic law (IEL) as there are several complexities to be addressed herein, like, the interaction between SEZs and international tax law, especially the base erosion and profit shifting

(BEPS) Action 5, the relationship between SEZs and investment agreements and the disputes raised as a consequence, incompatibility with WTO regulations while using incentives.

Among the topics that will be discussed during the webinar are: (1) a general regulatory framework of SEZs and its relationship with investment law, (2) Russia’s SEZs and their evolution (3) China’s SEZs and the dispute settlement mechanisms, (4) India’s SEZs and its interaction with trade and labour policies, and (5) Jamaica’s SEZs: the journey from Free Zones to modern SEZs.

The flyer with a link to the registration form can be accessed here:

The event is free, but registration is required.

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