In September 2018, VIEA secured the official designation of Vancouver Island as a Foreign Trade Zone, allowing the region unparalleled access to the North America, Latin America and Asia-Pacific markets. With its ocean ports, FTZVI is poised to play a substantial role in Canada’s export economy as a preferred location for production and a destination for foreign direct investment. Much emphasis is being placed on attracting in- and outbound business interests ready to take advantage of this new and powerful designation.
The Export Navigator Program offers businesses access to community-based export specialists who can provide a personalized, step-by-step approach to exporting and help connect your business to the market information, export programs, financial services, and business development experts it needs at every stage of the process.
Vancouver Island – South (Based in Duncan)
Community Futures Cowichan
135 Third St., Duncan, BC V9L 1R9
Vancouver Island – North (Based in Port Alberni)
Community Futures Alberni-Clayoquot
4757 Tebo Ave., Port Alberni, BC V9Y 8A9
Foreign Direct Investment
See our portfolio of business cases for Vancouver Island investment opportunities
Duty & Tax Relief Programs
FTZVI is available to assist with any questions you may have