Murrieta Innovation Center Presents Foreign Trade Zone Workshop for Maximizing Trade Opportunities

By: Sharjeel Sohaib


May 23, 2023


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  • The Murrieta Innovation Center, in partnership with the Riverside County Office of Economic Development and Impact Riverside County, is organizing a workshop focused on Foreign Trade Zones (FTZs) and their benefits for businesses.
  • David Harlow, President & CEO of ITC-Diligence, a renowned trade consulting firm, will be the guest speaker at the workshop.
  • By attending the workshop, participants will understand the advantages of FTZs, including minimizing tariff-related expenses and effectively managing regulatory obligations with government agencies like the EPA, FDA, and DOT.

The Murrieta Innovation Center, in collaboration with the Riverside County Office of Economic Development and Impact Riverside County, is excited to announce an upcoming workshop focusing on utilizing Foreign Trade Zones (FTZs) for businesses. 

This engaging session aims to provide valuable insights into how FTZs can offer significant advantages such as duty and tariff elimination, deferral, and reduction. Join industry experts as they delve into how the FTZ program can assist in tariff mitigation, navigating regulatory requirements, and finding solutions for government agencies such as the EPA, FDA, and DOT.

Meet David Harlow, President & CEO of ITC-Diligence

At the forefront of this workshop is esteemed guest speaker David Harlow, President & CEO of ITC-Diligence – an internationally renowned trade consulting firm established in 2002. Hailing from California, Mr. Harlow obtained his U.S. Customs Brokerage License in 2004. 

With over a decade of specialization in the textile, footwear, and Foreign Trade Zone industry, Mr. Harlow brings expertise and practical knowledge to help attendees grasp the intricacies and potential benefits of FTZs.

Discover the Power of Foreign Trade Zones

Foreign Trade Zones have emerged as invaluable tools for businesses seeking to optimize their international trade operations. Participants will gain comprehensive insights into the multifaceted advantages that FTZs. From minimizing tariff-related expenses to effectively navigating complex Write-Off (WRO) requirements, attendees will explore the numerous benefits of FTZs that can contribute to operational efficiency and competitiveness in the global marketplace.

Navigating Regulatory Challenges: FTZs and Government Agencies

The workshop will highlight how FTZs can serve as a strategic solution for managing regulatory obligations imposed by various government agencies. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of how FTZs can assist in compliance with agencies such as the EPA, FDA, and DOT. By leveraging the advantages of FTZs, businesses can streamline their operations, optimize supply chains, and ensure smooth interactions with regulatory bodies.

Register Now for the Workshop

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to learn from industry experts and gain valuable insights into leveraging Foreign Trade Zones for your business success. Register for the workshop by visiting the Eventbrite Link.

Secure your spot today to embark on a transformative journey toward maximizing trade opportunities and expanding your global reach.

Explore More at the Murrieta Innovation Center

Apart from the Foreign Trade Zone workshop, the Murrieta Innovation Center offers many workshops catering to the diverse needs of entrepreneurs and businesses. These workshops provide a platform for learning, networking, and sharing ideas to foster innovation and professional growth.Β 

Discover a wide range of topics tailored to your interests, empowering you to stay ahead of the curve in today’s dynamic business landscape. Join us at the Murrieta Innovation Center and unlock the full potential of Foreign Trade Zones to drive your business forward in the global marketplace.


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