MRRA to Host Foreign-Trade Zone Training Seminar on Tuesday, Dec. 10

Did you know that Brunswick Landing is a designated Foreign-Trade Zone? If your business is involved in international trade, you should know about the benefits of participation in a Foreign-Trade Zone. The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority is pleased to host a Foreign-Trade Zone Training Seminar on Tuesday, December 10 from 9 a.m. to noon. It will be held at the Brunswick Landing Community Conference Room, which is adjacent to Maine Technology Institute Offices at 8 Venture Avenue in Brunswick.
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RSVP by calling 798-6512 or email Jeffrey Jordan using MRRA contact form.

Visit MRRA’s FTZ site to learn more about Foreign-Trade Zones, including the Brunswick Landing FTZ.

Agenda

  • 8:30 to 9:00 Coffee and refreshments
  • 9:00 to 9:15 Introductions
  • 9:15 to 10:15 Foreign Trade Zones 101
    a. Overview of the U.S. Foreign Trade Zone Program
    b. Financial Savings Calculations
    c. Types of Zones
  • 10:15 to 10:45 Activation Process: How do companies activate zones with US Customs?
  • 10:45 to 11:15 Production Authority Process: How can a company be approved faster for FTZ production if locating in a zone in Maine?
  • 11:15 to 11:45 Questions and Answers
  • 11:45 Lunch

Time will be made available after lunch for one on one consultations with companies to answer specific questions.

Foreign Trade Zone Consultant

The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority has retained Scott S. Taylor, Esq. from the law firm of Miller & Company of Kansas City, Missouri to lead this seminar. Miller & Company is a law firm serving a diverse clientele in import, export, foreign-trade zone, and international trade law. Within these areas of specialized practice, they have received global recognition for its involvement in the development of the U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones Program. Clients range from large multinational enterprises to corporations, partnerships, associations, governmental entities, and individuals. Miller & Company has unparalleled experience in all aspects of the U.S. Foreign-Trade Zone Program.

Marshall Miller, the Principal and Founder of the firm has served as General Counsel to the National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones since its inception in 1972. The firm previously managed the Association. As General Counsel to the National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones, the firm supervised seven investigations and reports on the zones program by the General Accounting Office and the U.S. International Trade Commission and presentation of testimony at two Congressional hearings examining the zones program.

Miller & Company has represented and/or helped structure more than 600 general-purpose foreign-trade zones and special-purpose manufacturing subzones projects.

Meeting Minutes

See a complete list of meeting minutes for board meetings and special meetings back to January 2008.