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Announcing Foreign Trade Zone Point Designation for Vancouver Island

The Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA) is unique in British Columbia as the only non-government, non-profit registered society with the singular mandate to facilitate vitality and sustainability… Read more

Island Foreign Trade Zone Designation Explained at VIEA Summit

19/10/18 A significant step towards balancing and diversifying our Island economy. The designation of Vancouver Island as an official Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ-VI), a project championed by… Read more

Vancouver Island Designated a Foreign Trade Zone Point

03/10/18 Vancouver Island has been designated as a Foreign Trade Zone, the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance and the federal government announced Monday. The designation allows for tariff… Read more

Island Winemakers Excited About New Foreign Trade Deal

03/10/18 Pickers started on the harvest for Cowichan Bay’s Rocky Creek Vineyards Tuesday and owner Linda Holford is enjoying the buzz of all the possibilities it’s bringing…. Read more

Vancouver Island Designated as Foreign Trade Zone

28/09/18 Companies now have a guy who knows a guy, so to speak, when it comes to importing and exporting goods to and from Vancouver Island and… Read more

Today’s Foreign Trade Zone Point Win is Good News for our Sustainable Island Economy

24/09/18 Nanaimo, BC Statement by Sheila Malcolmson, Nanaimo —Ladysmith’s Member of Parliament: “The Foreign Trade Zone Point, announced today to help Vancouver Island businesses export goods, will provide… Read more

Vancouver Island Designated as Foreign Trade Zone

24/09/18 Championed by the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA), Vancouver Island has received an official designation as a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) from the Government of Canada…. Read more

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