MEPZ Special Economic Zone is a multi product SEZ. The Zone was established as an Export Processing Zone (MEPZ) in the year 1984. The Zone become operational and exports commenced during the financial year 1985-86
The Zone is headed by The Development Commissioner. The Zone by The Joint Development Commissioner and Deputy Development Commissioners.
The Zone was converted into a Special Economic Zone (Multi product) w.e.f.1.1.2003. The added objective of the SEZ is to facilitate exports through reduction of transaction costs. To this effect, the Govt. of India, Department of Commerce, has introduced special features that includes Off shore Banking Units and Container Freight Stations to be set up within the Zone besides liberalized Customs procedures.
The Zone is located in the city of Chennai and is one of the oldest SEZs setup by Govt. of India.