Tianjin Airport Division of China (Tianjin) Pilot Free Trade Zone is located in Tianjin Airport Economic Area. Adjacent to the urban area of Tianjin City, Tianjin Airport Economic Area has advantageous geographic position and convenient traffic, with integrated transportation of airport and seaport as well as complete modern logistic system. In this area there are several special customs supervision areas such as bonded area, comprehensive bonded area, and bonded logistic park, and an aviation logistic area characterized by construction of an air freight center in North China, so it has complete policy functions. A modern service industrial cluster as well as a high-end manufacture industrial cluster consisting of civil aviation, equipment manufacture, new generation of information technology, mass consumer goods, biomedicine, and the like have formed. Driven by such big projects as Airbus and Helicopter Project of China Aviation Group, over 50 aviation projects have settled here, and an integrated and complete aviation industrial chain covering general assembling, aviation parts and components, maintenance, finance releasing, and so on, has been built, with a total output value of more than RMB 100 billion. It has gathered many World Top 500 enterprises and industrially leading enterprises such as Caterpillar, Magna, Tetra Pak, Bystronic Laser, TBEA, Tianjin Motor Dies, and Santroll, indicating a rapid development of equipment manufacture industry. In addition, many leading projects have been gathered here, including Tsinghua Unisplendour, Taiwan Asustek, Datang Telecom, ZTE, Neusoft, iSoftStone, CSC, Volvo IT, VIA Technologies, iFLY TEK, and Sursen Electronics, leading to quick industrial capacity growth of the new generation of information technology. Such projects as Total Lubricant, Kerry Oils and Grains, Uni-President Beverage, Seagull Watch and Yili Dairy have successively made investments here, showing continuous expansion of the mass consumer goods industry. A batch of innovative biomedicine enterprises have moved here, including Tianjin Institute of Industrial Biotechnology of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Binhai BGI Industrial Research Institute, Ringpu Biology, Alliancells Bioscience, Tianjin Biochem Pharmaceutical, Bioroc, and so on, helping to quickly form a considerable industrial scale. Many enterprises such as Volkswagen Imported Automobile, 3M, CRCC, COSCO Holding, MCC TianGong Group, China Auto Rental, Minsheng Financial Leasing, Bohai Life, Kincheng Bank, SF Express, Cainiao Network, CCTV Future TV and Baihe.com have set financial, trade, settlement or operation centers here, and the industry of high-end services has become an important pillar industry of this area.
Persisting in integrated development of industry and city, the government of this area plans to build ＾one city and three parks￣, respectively a modernized new city together with a science park, an industrial park and a logistic park. So far the modernized new city has begun to take shape, with beautiful scenery. High-quality education resources have gathered here in succession, including Binhai No. 1 High School, Tianjin No. 1 High School, Tianjin Experimental Primary School and Cambridge Bibilingual Kindergarten. Complete cultural and sports facilities such as cultural center, sports center and golf course have been built, providing top grade cultural experience for people. A high-level medical and health park consisting of Airport International Hospital, international diagnosis and treatment center, high-end rest home community, and the like has been built. There are diversified commercial buildings, complete community service centers and supporting facilities, sufficient white-collar apartments and youth apartments, and good residential environment. There are many office buildings and star-level hotels, which provide many options and convenient business environment. In addition, a business district of 1,000,000m2 is under planning, Tianjin New Yansha Outlets and European Commodity City have been put into operation, and a characteristic French style shopping street of 1,000m is under construction. Small businesses such as fast food shops, supermarkets and vegetable markets have reasonable layout and rich business formats.
By virtue of unique geographic position, outstanding regional environment, complete supporting services, and scientific industrial layout, this area has become an important receiving place for enterprise headquarters and high-end industries in the coordinated development of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei.
In August 2014, establishment of the aviation logistic area was approved by Tianjin municipal Party committee and municipal government. With a coverage of 7.5 square kilometers, this area aims to develop vigorously air transport, mail and express, e-business, aviation finance, commercial services, aviation repair, education and training, comprehensive services, and so on, and to build an air freight center in North China. A batch of high-quality projects such as SF Express, Sinotrans and YTO Express have settled here and commenced construction.
Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone is an important part of the CBD Division of China (Tianjin) Pilot Free Trade Zone. With a coverage of 5 square kilometers, taking the major characteristic of bonded business, and relying on Tianjin Port, this zone is enjoying many preferential policies on customs clearance, taxation and foreign exchange, and has the four major functions of international trade, modern logistics, port based processing, and commodity exhibition and sale. It has successively attracted over 500 transnational logistic enterprises such as UPS (America), Volkswagen (Germany), Mercedes-Benz (Germany), Acustik-Lab (Switzerland), MSC (Switzerland), Maersk (Denmark), YCH (Singapore), Toyota Tsusho (Japan), OOCL (Hong Kong), and Kerry Logistics (Hong Kong), distributing over 2,000 varieties of goods. There are over 3,000 trade companies in this zone, trading with enterprises in over 100 countries and regions in the world. It has become a bridge between domestic market and international market, and a green channel and important distributing center for high quantity import and export of international cargos.