All You Need to Know About Free Trade Zones

Instructor: Gurkan Suzer
Product ID: 704111
  • Duration: 60 Min

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This free trade zones training program will offer attendees an understanding of global competition and global supply chain processes. It will also discuss the historical development of free trade zones, international organizations related to free trade zones, and general rules and types of free trade zones.

Why Should You Attend:

Today’s business environment is not easy and everyday it is getting harder to find new customers while losing customers with respect to competitors all around the world. Globalization is so much in our lives that a US brand car can be produced in Turkey and sold in California while a Japanese brand can be produced in US. Global thinking and looking for markets abroad need some qualifications to understand the trends and new competition.

Free trade zones were developed especially in the second half of 20th century and now have a very important role in international trade. To understand and to compete globally any company that does not want to lose even domestic market share and sales has to learn the effects of free trade zones.

This webinar will discuss the general definition and framework of what free trade zones are, international organizations related to free trade zones, differences between free trade area and free trade zone, and the FTZ concept in the US.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding global competition
  • Understanding global supply chain processes
  • How to decrease the costs of production
  • How to export overseas
  • Learning the legal framework of free trade zones
  • Learning types of free trade zones
  • Learning global trade concepts

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • Historical development of free trade zones
  • General definition and framework of what free trade zones are
  • International organizations related to free trade zones
  • General rules and types of free trade zones
  • Differences between free trade area and free trade zone
  • FTZ concept in the USA
  • Global examples of free trade zones
  • How companies can benefit from free trade zones

Who Will Benefit:

  • CEO
  • COO
  • Supply chain manager/ personnel
  • Trade/logistics/transportation director/manager
  • Warehouse managers/ management
  • Finance manager/cost accountant
  • Presidents of supply chain and trade
  • Vice presidents of supply chain, trade and finance
  • Business owners
  • Marketing, business development
  • Purchasing, procurement, supply management and logistics
  • Import/export compliance personnel
  • Accounting department
  • Legal department

Instructor Profile:

Gurkan Suzer is the CEO of Trelodex Inc, an international trade and consultancy company, after serving in the Office of the Commercial Attaché of Turkish Consulate in Los Angeles. He is also founder and CEO of the Western American and Turkish Chamber of Commerce that aims to increase mutual trade relations between Turkey and USA.

He has participated in meetings and given speeches on developing export capacity of US firms in different occasions organized by world trade centers, chambers of commerce and universities.

Mr. Suzer served as a commercial consul in Moscow for 3 years and in Los Angeles for 4 years. He has participated in meetings hosted by international organizations like EU, OECD and WTO. He was head of department of exhibition permits and aids before his assignment to Los Angeles where he managed a staff of more than 100 in 13 regions and 10 high level specialists in the headquarters of Ministry of Economy.

He has experience in export processes and private public partnership projects and has worked on strategic plan studies in different sectors like chemicals, electronics, ceramics, etc. He studied transportation engineering and gained his MSc and PhD degrees in optimization techniques and has developed unique knowledge on logistics and international trade subjects.

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