A fantastic place to do business.
This work is a direct complement to regional and development objectives
Foreign Trade Zone?
An FTZ Point is one of Canada’s strategic locations for international trade where an organization with a mandate to promote local trade and foreign direct investment is uniquely supported by a single-point of access to information on relevant government policies and programs.
*Note George Hanson was the VIEA President 2011-2022. The current VIEA President and CEO is Julie Sperber.
Anyone actively exporting products from Vancouver Island, and especially anyone importing materials or components for production, manufacturing, assembly, or even storage of products for export will find significant cash flow advantages through FTZVI.
An FTZ Task Force with representatives from Western Economic Diversification, Global Affairs Canada, Canadian Border Services Agency, Canada Revenue Agency, Transport Canada, BC Ministries of Transportation and Infrastructure, and Jobs, Trades and Technology will be coordinated by FTZVI to problem solve and to facilitate easy access to a suite of programs that make up the FTZ advantage: