Located in Shenyang Economic and Technological Development Zone, Shenyang (Zhangshi) Export Processing Zone (EPZ) was set up in June 2005 after receiving approval from the State Council. It has a planning area of 620,000 square meters. The first phase, covering 141,000 sq m, was put into operation in June 2007.
Relying on the solid industrial foundation of an old industrial base and the resource advantages of the Bohai economic circle, the EPZ encourages industries covering equipment manufacturing, automobile and parts, electronics, precision machinery, new energy, new materials, and fine chemicals that have a strong industrial pull.
The zone enjoys convenient transportation. It is 15 kilometers from downtown Shenyang, 370 km to Dalian port, and 25 km to Shenyang Taoxian International Airport. Shenyang-Dalian and Beijing-Shenyang highways, as well as Shenyang Metro line 1 pass nearby.