The Government has today (18 January) published a series of clarification Q and A's for those submitting Freeports Bids.

The Questions and Answers run to 22 pages and cover a range of topics under the headings below.  All those submitting Freeports Bids should read the clarifications in full.

  1. Overview 
    • Policy and Objectives
    • Timings 
    • Assessing Bids 
  2. Geography 
    • Multiple Ports 
    • Other Geographic Queries 
  3. Customs 
    • Duties and Boundaries 
    • Number and Readiness 
    • Processes 
    • Operators 
  4. Tax 
    • Tax Site Boundaries 
    • Underdeveloped Sites 
    • Adjusting Boundaries 
    • Eligibility 
  5. Regeneration 
  6. Planning  
  7. Innovation 
  8. Governance 
    • Overarching Governance 
    • Per-Freeport Governance 
    • Letters of Support 
    • Security 
  9. Annex 
    • Hypothetical Tax site examples