PRESS RELEASE — March 8, 2017 FTPC Adds Global Bank to Board

The Foreign Trade Promotion Council (FTPC) announced today that the Board of Directors has selected Todd Rizzieri, Executive Director International, at JP MORGAN (www.jpmorgan.com) as a new Board Member. This three year-old organization has grown from a regional SENC...
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U.S. trade deficit falls as exports hit more than 1-1/2 year high

REUTERS By Lucia Mutikani | WASHINGTON The U.S. trade deficit fell in December as exports hit their highest level in more than 1-1/2 years amid record shipments of technology products, but strengthening domestic demand points to further rises in imports, which could...
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4 things to know about ILM’s trade zone

As of September, 150 acres of land at the Wilmington International Airport is part of an expanded foreign trade zone, adding to the Port of Wilmington. The region will also benefit from this expansion, as magnet sites, like the airport, have the ability to expedite...
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Wilmington – Trading With The World

Wilmington has positioned itself to play a critical role in increasing the region’s global trade with the rest of the world. That was the sentiment at a recent foreign trade conference in the Port City on Oct. 12 organized by the Foreign Trade Promotion Council...
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Welcome to a Newer, Bigger, Better Trade Zone

Foreign trade between North Carolina and the world is expected to increase, with the recent expansion of Foreign Trade Zone 214, and all that FTZ 214 promises across the 22 counties it includes in the southeastern part of the state. That was the big topic of...
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Foreign Trade Zone: Signed, Sealed, Delivered

An expanded Foreign Trade Zone #214 is now an approved reality for eastern North Carolina. The U.S. Foreign Trade Zone Board has signed off on the application to expand the FTZ and change the zone from a traditional model to the newer, more flexible Alternative Site...
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Manufacturers Zero Waste Conference

March 22 & 23, 2016 Wilmington Convention Center, Wilmington, NC This two-day, peer-sharing conference will address a variety of zero waste-to-landfill programs, issues and challenges facing manufacturers and businesses in North Carolina, South Carolina and across the...

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Nafta at 20

Two decades ago the North American Free-Trade Agreement got off to a flying start. Then it stalled

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Foreign Trade Zone #214 SENC

About Foreign Trade Zone #214 South Eastern North Carolina (SENC) A Foreign Trade Zone, or FTZ, is like a “duty free” zone for businesses. FTZ is described as a geographical area at or near a U.S. Port of Entry where commercial merchandise is treated by U.S. Customs...

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