Cross Border Solutions

Free Trade Zone in China | Waigaoqiao

Located in Shanghai, China's first FTZ was launched in September 2013 as a testing ground for economic policy reforms. Following its success, three other FTZs have opened across China in 2015.

The Free Trade Zones have:

  • A streamlined customs supervision framework
  • Simplified administrative systems
  • Competitive regulatory and tax policies for businesses
  • An appealing environment for international trade, consolidations and value-added logistics operations

Arvato's site in Waigaoqiao, Shanghai is an example of the company's continual growth in China. Our proven expertise in China's market enables you to build strong trade networks and develop the best fit supply chain model for your business.

Open questions? Please reach out to us!

Marcus Karten

Vice President Global Business Development

Your benefits

Arvato has an extensive and highly professional network in China to support the supply chain needs of your business, ranging from import to export management. Contact us to find out how you can gain a competitive edge using efficient models in trade and logistics with our newest facility in the Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone.


Goods in the Free Trade Zone can be parted and regrouped before shipping to various destinations. This enables us to run efficient cross docking models suiting your distribution needs

Tax Rebates
Goods entering from China Free Trade Zone are regarded as exports that have left the country allowing exporters to redeem tax rebates immediately. This also simplifies the export clearance process when goods physically exit the zone.

Value-added Services
Value-adding activities such as assembly, repairing, packaging, labelling etc., can be performed in the Free Trade Zone.

Our China experts and strategic setup in the Free Trade Zone allow you to enjoy the advantages of special taxation policies, simplified customs processes and efficient export management.

Raoul Kuetemeier

Head of Arvato Supply Chain Solutions Asia

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