Guangdong FREE Trade Zone may welcome another important member – China-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City.
On November 26, 2020, the official website of Huangpu District issued the Announcement of Service Inquiry concerning the procurement of Guangzhou Huangpu District Bureau of Commerce (Guangzhou Development Zone Bureau of Commerce) incorporating Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City into the Application program of Guangdong Pilot Free Trade Zone.
It mentioned that in order to strive for the inclusion of Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City into the scope of upgrading and expansion of Nansha New Area in Guangzhou, China (Guangdong) Pilot Free Trade Zone, and strengthen the analysis of industries with regional characteristics, the Bureau of Huangpu Commerce plans to entrust a third party to carry out a special study on the declaration scheme.
It is pointed out in the “Entrusted Matters” that the tenderer shall study and comb the policies of Shenzhen, Shanghai, Hainan and other regions, find out the innovation path suitable for the development of free trade in Guangzhou Development Zone, and provide theoretical guidance and policy Suggestions.
At the same time, combined with the actual situation of Guangzhou Development Zone, from the background, strategic positioning, industrial layout, advantages and characteristics of the region, free trade innovation policy benchmarking, planning and development trend.
Finally, the systematic and feasible Suggestions are put forward based on the key and difficult problems in the development of this area.We will formulate an application plan for incorporating the China-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City into the Guangdong Pilot Free Trade Zone.
It is worth mentioning that on December 19, 2019, the Research Office of the People’s Government of Guangzhou issued the bidding announcement of “China (Guangdong) Pilot Free Trade Zone, Nansha New Area, Guangzhou Subject Research Project of Improving the Quality and Expanding the capacity”, which intends to conduct in-depth research on the principle, direction and ideal area of the expansion of Nansha Area of Guangdong Free Trade Zone through the bidding.