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Foreign Trade Zone Status for Vancouver Island Means Better Access to Deferral Programs and Foreign Markets

What does this all mean?

VIEA is hosting a series of meetings so that export stakeholders across Vancouver Island can learn more and begin exploring how FTZVI might help improve their competitive advantage.

(Campbell River – October 17, 2018)
Courtenay/Comox – Friday, January 25, 2019
Nanaimo – Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Port Alberni – Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Victoria – Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Duncan – Thursday, February 21, 2019

For more information and to reserve your spot contact –

The Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA) received FTZ designation for all of Vancouver Island from the Government of Canada on September 24, 2018. FTZVI is the first broad regional designation and the only such designation awarded to a non-government organization.

FTZVI enhances the Island’s recognition as an exporter of goods internationally while access to an inter-disciplinary government task force improves local understanding of and access to tax and duty deferral programs to improve cash flow for Island-based businesses that import products, materials, components for use in manufacturing products for export and/or other forms of adding value, repackaging, storage for eventual export.

It’s just the beginning…


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