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Foreign-Trade Zones Can Give U.S. Companies a Competitive Edge


Steve Forbes, President, Chief Executive Officer and Editor of Forbes Magazine, asks Craig Pool, President of the Foreign-Trade Zone Corporation (FTZC), to share his expertise on FTZs. In an article on International Trade and Competing in the Global Economy, Forbes asks Pool for his insight on how to use the FTZ program in International trade. International Trade and Competing in the Global Economy will be broadcast on the Forbes Business Channel aboard all American Airlines flights in June, and again on all United Airlines flights throughout July and August.


Benefits to U.S. Companies

Foreign-Trade Zones make U.S. companies more competitive with overseas competitors by reducing or eliminating customs duties, and reducing transaction fees. The Foreign-Trade Zone Corporation is a service provider offering FTZ cost-benefit analyses, applications, boundary modifications, assistance in designing and creating Zone projects, training, and Foreign-Trade Zone software.

The International Trade Report features timely topics and legislative issues with commentary and advice from the brightest minds in international trade. Featured guests include Ambassador Clayton Yeutter and Senator William Brock III. Other guests who regularly appear on the show include President Jimmy Carter, Dell’s Michael Dell, Microsoft’s Bill Gates, and Viacom’s Sumner Redstone.




FTZ Articles

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Import values into Zones has tripled in the last decade and businesses continue to save money using the FTZ program. 


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Foreign-Trade Zones Board adopted a comprehensive rewrite of its regulations in 2012. Greg Jones explains how this decision, along with past decisions, have affected the success of FTZs and how FTZs are used by businesses to help compete globally.


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