1. Bring together free trade zones; international, national free trade zones associations; consultants and advisors to free trade zones; free trade zones users; interested governmental organizations; and international trade organizations, for knowledge exchange, education and training, networking and business development.
  2. Provide a forum for free trade zones around the world to learn, grow and prosper through unrivalled access to exclusive in-depth research and insights.
  3. Create ‘best in class’ standards for free trade zones that enhance the economic ecosystem both globally and in local markets, as well as guidelines for the establishment and administration of free trade zones.
  4. Gather, create, expand and disseminate the knowledge of, and about, free trade zones internationally.
  5. Improve the perception of free trade zones globally and position them as areas that make valuable contributions to the local economy and promote sustainable business.
  6. Provide specialized operational, administrative, educational and networking services to Members, Partners and Observers through trainings as well as physical and electronic resources
  7. Support and advise new free trade zones internationally as they develop.
  8. Become the global through leader on free trade zones and issues relating to them.