Export processing zone

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    Export processing zones or EPZs have loosened tax and labor restrictions and their primary purpose is to generate export revenues in poor developing countries. They are apparently called also Free Trade Zones. The term Export Processing Zone is from the book "State of the World 2004" by The Worldwatch Institute

    In 2002 there were 43 million people working in about 3000 EPZs spanning 116 countries producing clothes, shoes, sneakers and toys

    Some Consumerium:intermediate region pages need to be prepared on these and their production methods. See Consumerium:intermediate page for issues with these.