2010 Foreign Trade Zone Seminar

Columbus Regional Airport Authority is the Grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) #138. The FTZ is a federal program that enables companies who import product to save on US Customs duties and provides an avenue for significant logistical flexibility. Lower duties, reduced processing fees and quicker movement of goods from the port are some of the benefits possible in an FTZ that will improve your bottom line and keep your business strong.

If you’re an importer, you may be able to save time and money by operating in an FTZ. Come to the seminar and find out how the FTZ program can help your business become more competitive in a global marketplace.

Date & Location:
Thursday, November 4
8 a.m. to Noon

Northeast Conference Center
4140 Executive Parkway
Westerville, OH 43081
Click here for Directions


Deborah Scherer, Director, Global Trade Division
Ohio Department of Development

  • Building Prosperity for Ohio Businesses, Services and Support
  • National Export Initiative – What is Ohio Doing?

David Ostheimer, Lamb & Lerch
Honorary Director, National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones

  • What is an FTZ?
  • Savings Analysis
  • Activating your FTZ site with US Customs

Elizabeth Whiteman, U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones Board

  • Alternative Site Program
  • How the FTZ Fits into the National Export Initiative
  • Please RSVP by October 29, to Angie Atwood at aatwood@columbusairports.com or 614.409.3622.
  • Ask about how you can receive 3 hours of real estate continuing education credit.
  • Possible continuing education credit for Certified Customs Specialists (CCS).

Cost: Free


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