Still early days for DFTZ
Behonce Beh | 05 Jan 2018 00:30
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The Digital Free Trade Zone (DFTZ) went live with much fanfare in November, promising SMEs an opportunity to capitalise on the internet economy and cross-border trade.

For starters, it is projected the DFTZ will increase SME export to US$38 bil (RM155 bil), create over 60,000 jobs and support US$65 bil worth of goods moving through the hub by 2025.

The DFTZ encompasses a few components, namely an e-Fulfilment hub and e-Services platform.

The hub will serve as a cluster of facilities for customs clearance, warehousing and logistics to facilitate trans-shipment air cargo volumes.