Zhengzhou Export Processing Zone [Photo/hnr.cn]
Set up with the approval of the State Council in June 2002, Zhengzhou Export Processing Zone, the earliest of its kind in Henan province, was jointly accepted by nine ministries and commissions in June 2004. Situated in the National Zhengzhou Economic and Technological Development Zone, it occupies a planning area of 2.7 square kilometers.
With the Beijing-Guangzhou Railway, Longhai Railway, and Lianhuo Highway meeting here, the zone enjoys significant transportation advantages, as it is only 22 kilometers from Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport, 3 km from Putian Station, and 1.5 km from Zhengzhou East Station, a first-class national railway port and the largest transshipment station for part-load goods in China.
Over years of development, the zone has witnessed a steady growth in its leading industries, namely electronic information, elaborate processing of ultrahard materials, warehouse logistics, display and trade of import and export goods, and cross-border e-commerce. Its new high-tech products, including mobile phone spare parts, artificial diamond powder, and lithium battery raw material, saw an increase in export.
In the first half of 2015, the zone achieved $770 million in import and export with a year-on-year growth of 34 percent. Its total industrial output value climbed to 4.12 billion yuan ($600 million), up 39 percent.
In January 2017, the zone, along with Henan Bonded Logistics Center, was upgraded into Zhengzhou Economic and Development Comprehensive Bonded Zone. Relying on the resource agglomeration such as Zhengzhou Cross-Border Comprehensive Pilot Area and Zhengzhou International Land Port, the zone will give priority to developing international multimodal transport for import and export goods, bonded procurement, and supply chain management. It is expected to be a center for cross-border e-commerce and diversified trade along the Belt and Road.