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UREÑA - SAN ANTONIO BORDER SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONE










Advantages for investment

  • Companies established in the Special Economic Zone will benefit from international trade agreements signed by the Republic.
  • The necessary imports of equipment and other inputs for construction of Special Economic Zones shall not be levied taxes or tariff duties.
  • Companies established in Special Economic Zones may have income tax exemptions in order to adapt the production process to export; the higher the levels of exploitation, the higher the exemption.
  • Goods and services produced in the Special Economic Zone shall enjoy tax protection, and will be distributed with preferential treatment through state-owned networks.




Benefits to the sub-region

  • It breaks the logic of import of goods that are developable in Venezuela, optimizing thus the use of foreign currencies in production.
  • It promotes the development of productive chains, from the supply of raw materials to Special Economic Zones, to the distribution and marketing of final goods and services produced therein.
  • It contributes to sub-regional territorial development, leveraging production in education, research and technology.
  • It favors the generation of stable sources of formal employment, and downstream multiplier agents.
  • It provides necessary goods and services to people in real time.
  • It has 5 universities, 1 private and 4 university campuses of the Government Education System, with 15 academic programs.
  • The sectoral structure of the state of Táchira is as follows: Agriculture 12.9%; Hydrocarbons, Mining and Quarrying 0.3%; 11.6% industry; Construction 0.5%; Electricity, Gas and Water 0.6%; Trade 23.4%; Transportation and Warehousing 7.7%; Financial Industries 4.6%, services 27.1%; Other 5.2%.




Location

The Ureña-San Antonio Special Economic Zone is located in the west of the state of Táchira; with an area of 279.49 km2 to; administratively, it covers part of the Bolívar and Pedro María Ureña municipalities.




Physical-environmental features

The area is located in the physiographic province of the Andes system, in the natural region of the Mérida mountain range. There are various types of landscapes characterized by high mountains, valleys and intermountain depressions. It is characterized by a topography of mountains and mountain valleys. Fila del Verde and Cerro Las Cumbres are important landmarks at 1,630 meters above sea level, with a slope over 40%, interspersed with valley bottoms.




Potentials

  • Strategic location, on the border, that allows it to project itself in important bi-national markets.
  • Tradition and training in productive sectors such as textiles, automotive, shoes and leather, metalworking and agribusiness.
  • Air connectivity through the International Airport, near San Antonio del Táchira; and the airports of La Fria and Santo Domingo. Also regarding infrastructure, the Tienditas bridge is currently under construction.
  • It has an Industrial Park in Ureña with 304 plots, for the production of food and beverages, furniture and chemical products; textiles and the automotive sector. It has expansion zones within the urban area, with utilities and potential infrastructure.
  • It has a considerable amount of land with potential for livestock production, especially for breeding cattle. And it has a long tradition of sugarcane production.
  • Important mineral resources such as limestone, phosphate, gypsum, silica sand and economic potential in coal.




Profile

The Ureña-San Antonio Special Economic Zone aims to boost the sub-regional development by strengthening manufacturing, trade, services and tourism productive activities. It complements the potential of the textile, footwear, leather, agricultural, plastics, automotive and metalworking industries under bi-national dynamics with Colombia. It represents a broad historical market potential, on the most dynamic border in Latin America.




Socio-demographic characterization

The Ureña-San Antonio Border Special Economic Zone has a resident population of 113,509 inhabitants, with a predominant women population of 50.44%, vs. a male population of 49.56%. Of these, 106,295 inhabitants (93.64%) live in urban areas and 7,214 inhabitants (6.36%) live in rural areas. Overall, the state has 1,238,720 inhabitants, while its capital, San Cristobal has more than 600,000 inhabitants.



The Ureña-San Antonio Special Economic Zone is characterized by a majority portion of population between 15 and 19 years old and between 20 and 24 years, accounting for 9.81% each group, totaling 19.62%. The 15 to 49 age group accounts for 56% of the population, with 63,605 people.




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