Rason Special Economic Zone

Rason Special Economic Zone was slated as far back as 1991 to be an experimental Special Economic Zone. The aim was to allow the country to experiment with a capitalist economy. This was similar in fashion to Shenzhen SEZ in southern China. Development has been very slow due to the changing political and economic conditions in North Korea. As a town close to both the borders of both China and Russia the location offers great potential.

Rason Special Economic Zone is also close to a number of ports that could allow the zone to be a future export manufacturing hub for the country.