The Connecticut District Export Council and the Connecticut office of the US Commercial Service are hosting a free webinar on foreign trade zones on October 21.

The 90-minute webinar is scheduled for 1 p.m. and is part of a series for Manufacturing Month that aims to provide valuable information on a variety of export-related topics.

The FTZ program is designed to boost the competitiveness of US companies in the global economy by encouraging activity and value addition in US facilities competing with foreign alternatives.

The program allows delayed or reduced duty payments on foreign goods, reduced tax payments and other savings for businesses.

Free zones help create and maintain jobs, encourage investment, improve competitiveness, lower costs, and provide a great advantage to businesses in Connecticut.


Join this event to:

  • Learn the basics of the free zone and how to apply
  • Understand the process of activating U.S. customs and border protection
  • Hear directly from an active FTZ user about the benefits of the program

Speakers include:

  • Members of the International Trade Administration of the United States Department of Commerce
  • CBP officials
  • Connecticut Free Zone Representatives
  • A Connecticut manufacturing company actively using a free zone

The Connecticut District Export Council is an organization of local community leaders appointed by the Secretary of Commerce providing professional advice to companies looking to expand their international sales.

The United States Commercial Service is part of the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration.

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