How to Take Advantage Of Foreign Trade Zones And Bonded Warehouses

Instructor: Douglas Cohen
Product ID: 706144
  • Duration: 60 Min
This webinar will explore the uses of FTZs and bonded warehouses, how to set them up and operate them, and how to determine their practicality and effectiveness for your business.
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Why Should You Attend:

Learn how to take advantage of the benefits of foreign trade zones (FTZs) and bonded warehouses, such as improved cash flow, lower costs, improved inventory management, increased visibility of the supply chain, improve customs compliance. It is a way to reduce costs, save money, and run a more efficient inventory control. Many importers are unaware of the benefits and opportunities available in using these alternative import methods.

Foreign-trade zones (FTZs) and bonded warehouses are two of the most effective tools for manufacturers and importers to avoid, reduce or defer duties. An FTZ is a geographical area in a US port of entry, where merchandise can be loaded, handled, stored, manipulated, manufactured, and exhibited, without being subject to Customs duties. Duties are only accessed when the merchandise is taken out of the FTZ or re-exported. This tariff relief is designed to lower the costs of US based operations engaged in international trade. Any company in any industry may apply to be a part of an FTZ.

A bonded warehouse is a building in which dutiable goods may be stored, manipulated, exhibited without payment of duty. Companies must provide a customs bond to the government for the deferred duties.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • Overview of FTZs and bonded warehouses
  • Status of goods entering an FTZ
  • Reducing, eliminating and deferring duties in an FTZ
  • General-purpose zones vs. private subzones
  • Permitted activities
  • FTZ benefits
  • Privileged foreign, non-privileged foreign and zone-restricted merchandise
  • Classes of bonded warehouses
  • Advantages and disadvantages of bonded warehouses vs. FTZs

Who Will Benefit:

  • Importer-Exporters
  • Compliance Managers
  • Legal Departments
  • Logistics and Shipping Personnel
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Foreign Trade Offices
  • Customs Personnel
  • Supply Chain Managers
Instructor Profile:
Douglas Cohen

Douglas Cohen
Senior Manager for Global Trade and Contracts, Worldwide Trade and Legal Associates

For more than 20 years, Douglas Cohen has been at the forefront of international trade and transactions. With senior positions in private law practice, the US Department of Commerce, the European Union, American Airlines, and IATA, he has developed substantial expertise in import-export operations and compliance, intellectual property protection, international transactions, and global negotiations. At present, Mr. Cohen is senior manager - global trade and contracts, at Worldwide Trade and Legal Associates, where he provides strategic and legal advice to organizations seeking to enter or expand foreign markets.

Mr. Cohen has been asked to teach his expertise at universities in the US, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. He is the author of numerous publications on import-export, global negotiations, intellectual property, and foreign market entry. He has earned a Juris Doctor degree, a Master’s in Business Administration, and a Bachelor’s in International Relations degree.

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