[photopress:zonr_Nantong.jpg,full,alignright]Every time a government gets involved in business it gets a rush of acronyms to the head and does not explain them. Take NETDA as an example. It has a wonderful site but nowhere does it explain what NETDA means.
Eventually you discover that the Nantong Export Processing Zone (NTEPZ) is situated in Nantong Economic and Technological Development Area (NETDA).
NETDA is a state level development area with a planned eventual area of 2.98 square kilometers. The NTPEZ is close to the estuary of Yangtze River, and only eight kilometers to the new Suzhou-NangtongChangjiang Bridge which is under construction so that it is strategically positioned at the Gateway of the Yangtze River.
For logistics there could be not better position.
Ports along China`s coastline and famous ports worldwide can be reached via the river and seas; going up-stream along the river can get you to the provinces of Jiangsu, Anhui, Jiangxi, Hubei, Hunan and Sichuan, and further to Yunnan, Guizhou, Shaanxi and Henan.
As far as roads are concerned NETDA has links with Shanghai-Nanjing and Yanjiang Express-ways to its south and links with Nanjing-Nantong Expressway and the Yancheng -Nantong and Nantong -Qidong Expressways to its north.
NETDA is 100 km away from Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, 150 km from Shanghai Pudong International Airport and 240 km from Nanjing Lukou Airport.
This is probably one of the top 10 development zones in China but it is not widely known because it is, perhaps, seen as part of the greater Shanghai connurbation.
There are plus points As an extension to Shanghai Port, direct customs- clearance station via water transport is in operation.
NETDA implements the system of in-advance declaration and in-advance on-line for processing trade. A computer system has been established to connect the Customs with the enterprises in NETDA through the Internet.