Christy Wilson, a Tax associate in London, spoke with The Manufacturer regarding what a return to freeports means for UK-based manufacturers. She stated, "Freeports are intended to be special economic zones in which doing business becomes easier and cheaper." Christy noted a range of benefits for manufacturers related to duty deferrals, inversions and exemptions, and other various tax incentives and reliefs. ("Will freeports simply benefit industry giants at smaller UK manufacturer expense?," June 7, 2021)