Taming the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Tigers

  • November 17, 2011
  • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • ASU Skysong, 1475 North Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale


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"Taming the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Tigers: 

Getting to Know the 3 New FTAs, Profiting from FTAs & Building World-Class FTA Processes"

 On October 21st, President Obama signed the 3 newest Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with Korea, Panama and Colombia into law.  How much do you know about FTAs? Is your company currently enjoying the signficant duty and cost-savings afforded by FTAs?  Do you wonder how other U.S. importers successfully manage their FTA claims?  Join OWIT-Phoenix on Thursday, November 17, 2011 for an interactive discussion on the newest FTAs, learn about other U.S. FTAs, and learn how your company can profit from them.  We will focus on the following key topics--

  • FTAs generally and how they differ from other U.S. special trade programs;
  • Overview of the 3 newest FTAs, their requirements and when importers can expect to begin making claims;
  • Significant duty and cost savings afforded by FTAs as well as their associated compliance responsibilities; and,
  • Proven methods that Arizona importers can use to make successful FTA claims and withstand scrutiny by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
  • Arizona importers, customs brokers, international trade attorneys and consultants are encouraged to attend this informative event.

 Our experienced speakers include Anna Flaaten, Stephanie Ierley and Bruce Montgomery. Ms. Flaaten is a Senior International Trade Specialist with the Commerce Department's U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service. Ms. Ierley and Bruce Montgomery are Customs Analysts with Petsmart, Inc. headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. 

 This event will be held at the ASU Skysong Facility (1475 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255) on Thursday, November 17, 2011 Registration and networking 8:30, Program from 9:00am - 10:30am.

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