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FTZ: Is it For Your Warehouse?

Thursday, July 27, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


The Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) Program, under the auspices of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection authority, helps U.S. companies stay competitive internationally. Why would a warehouse want FTZ status? There are many benefits for your customers, including, “While in the zone, merchandise is not subject to U.S. duty or excise tax. Certain tangible personal property is generally exempt from state and local ad valorem taxes.”

 

FTZ: Is it for Your Warehouse?

Thursday, July 27, 2017
11 a.m. – Noon (Pacific)


Program Overview & Faculty


The Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) Program, under the auspices of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection authority, helps U.S. companies stay competitive internationally. Why would a warehouse want FTZ status? There are many benefits for your customers, including, “While in the zone, merchandise is not subject to U.S. duty or excise tax. Certain tangible personal property is generally exempt from state and local ad valorem taxes.”

Achieving FTZ status is a process, but it definitely has its advantages. Don’t miss this webinar:

  • Learn exactly what an FTZ is.
  • Discover how the program has changed to make the process more accessible.
  • Understand the different actors FTZ involves, the benefits it provides, and how you can leverage it for your customers.


Presenter:

Gilberto Contreras, Port of Long Beach
Administrative Analyst, Foreign Trade Zone Program

Kathleen Charchenko, Port of Long Beach


Presenter Bio:


Gilberto Contreras has worked for the City of Long Beach for more than 16 years, and his current role is the administrator for the Port of Long Beach’s Foreign Trade Zone Program (FTZ 50). Some of his tasks include the FTZ program outreach and management of the FTZ application/reporting process.

Gilberto earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis of Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management from California State University Dominguez Hills. In addition, he has also earned a Global Logistics Specialist Certification from California State University Long Beach’s Center for International Trade and Transportation.

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Program Registration

IWLA members: Free


Non-members: If you would like to attend, contact Jennifer Rezny (jrezny@IWLA.com).

Program Date & Time
Thursday, July 27, 2017
11 a.m. - Noon Pacific
Log-in up to 10 minutes before the start time.

Webinar Location
At your workstation.

*Agenda and speaker subject to change without notice.


Registration Policy
In order to be granted access to the webinar by our vendor, all attendees must complete a registration on IWLA.com. This is to ensure proper tracking and attendance for your company in our database.

Cancellation Policy
Programs are subject to cancellation if enrollment is insufficient. In the unlikely event this program is cancelled, registration fees will be refunded. IWLA is not responsible for costs incurred by registrants in the event of program cancellation.

Participating on this Webinar
This webinar is set up to allow attendees to participate conveniently using workstations for both audio and video. If you choose to participate using your workstation for video and your telephone for audio, depending on your long-distance plan, you may incur a phone charge for the duration of the call.

Special Needs

If you have special needs or requirements, please notify Liz Whitney at lwhitney@IWLA.com by Thursday July 20, 2017, and IWLA will do its best to accommodate you.

 
 

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