An Event on December 05, 2014:

Discover the benefits of using your local Foreign-Trade Zone

How much could your company be saving by utilizing your local Kent-Ottawa-Muskegon FTZ? The U.S. Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ/Zone) is a designated area considered outside the U.S. for Customs purposes. Foreign-Trade Zones are secure and enclosed areas located in or adjacent to a Customs port of entry. Foreign-Trade Zones help U.S. businesses stay competitive in the international marketplace by reducing operational costs and encouraging activity by allowing delayed or reduced duty payments on foreign materials, including cash flow savings.

Join us for lunch as we discuss the benefits of using the foreign-trade zone featuring guest speaker:

Alicia Cortez, Customs Compliance Supervisor for Wolverine Worldwide Inc. Cortez was an integral part of implementing Wolverine Worldwide's Foreign-Trade Zone program and currently manages both the Michigan and Kentucky Foreign-Trade Zone operations. 

When: Friday, December 5, 2014 

Registration & Networking begins @ 11:00am

Lunch Program: 11:30am - 1:00pm

Location: Grand Valley State University Bicycle Building, 201 Front Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI  49504

Price: $45 non-VAGTC member; $30 VAGTC member