Kuwait: Free Trade Zone Decision Cancelled

According to local newspaper reports, Kuwait’s Council of Ministers has cancelled Kuwait Decision No. 512/2018 establishing a free zone in Shuwaikh port. However, the Public Authority for Industry will continue to undertake the tasks entrusted to it in the area until 1 April 2019. The Government has entrusted the Kuwait Ports Authority, together with the Kuwait Municipality to make future plans and projects for ports according to the country’s fourth organisational chart. Contracts with investors demanding the evacuation of buildings and land and handing them over to the Government should not be renewed.

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