Raúl García


Zona Franca Pacífico

  1. What was the determining factor for you to take the decision to participate in the Free Trade Zone?

The decision had 3 factors: tax benefits, business facilities and geographical location.

  1. Point out 5 factors how the Free Trade Zone helps to increase the exportation of your products or services.

Speed of paperwork, no Customs tax, recognition of origin, logistics and Trade Union support.

  1. Indicate 3 characteristics that the Free Trade Zone has that promote the competitiveness of your operation.

It is organised.

There are Government audits and control (security of the business).

Facilitation of technological advances.

  1. Why do you consider the Free Trade Zones generate development and investment?

Because the combination of processing the goods with logistic services allow growth in the business compared to other Colombian models.

  1. Since being in the Free Trade Zone what are the most important benefits that you have given to the region?

To generate quality employees, facilitate the growth of the pampers and personal hygiene production cluster, access to high technology production processes and tax payments.

  1. What economic and social benefits has the Free Trade Zone contributed to your company and the region?

Tax benefits have helped and supported the decision to invest, creating positive dynamics leading to tax payments appropriate to the size of the business rather than the tax rate. Process ability to close the business cycle.

  1. What benefits would you have by being in a FTZ with respect to free trade agreements?

More business volume in Colombia and improved competitiveness for access to primary materials and services.

  1. Factually, how can you benefit the region by establishing your operations in the FTZ?

The fact of operating here for 17 years is proof of the benefits.

  1. What projects are you currently developing in the FTZ?

We are focusing on the development of renewable technological projects, operational efficiency and expansion of our portfolio.

  1. What is the operation of PGI in the FTZ?

We produce and market non-woven textiles in the Andes region and Central America.


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