Vancouver Island Designated as Foreign Trade Zone
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.
“The Vancouver Island Foreign Trade Zone highlights British Columbia’s export potential and supports the best interests of the Island’s industries and community.”
— The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
This designation is crucial to the growth of the Vancouver Island economy, will increase global competitiveness, production volumes and distribution of Island-made products.
“Vancouver Island is strategically positioned for export trade with Asia and the Americas. The Island has a significant inventory of under-utilized industrial land supported by transportation infrastructure with plenty of capacity to handle increased export volumes and attract investment.”
— George Hanson, President & CEO, Vancouver Island Economic Alliance
What We Do
FTZVI promotes & facilitates international trade & investment on Vancouver Island
About the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance
VIEA is a collaborative partnership spearheading regional economic development for the Vancouver Island region