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Brazil’s Manaus Free Trade Zone will gain if it strengthens ties with Amazon rainforest -study

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - When the Manaus Free Trade Zone (ZFM) was created in 1957, it had a well-defined goal: to be an export hub.

The policy implemented at the time allowed companies located there to process the raw materials that passed through the port of Manaus and sell the product, with tax exemption, to the foreign market.

The scenario changed over time. During the military dictatorship, the ZFM became part of the strategy adopted by the government to occupy the Amazon.

Today, the Manaus Industrial Complex (PIM) is home to more than 500 companies and employs more than . . .

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