The Columbus Importers and Brokers Association (CIBA) hosted their quarterly meeting in the offices of RG Barry in Pickerington, OH on October 15, 2015. Indigo Trade Solutions was very pleased to be included and get a chance to share information on the process of foreign-trade zone activation.
Other speakers present were:
- Angie Atwood, FTZ Administrator for FTZ138 in Columbus, OH
- Officers Frank Roy and Chris Myers, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
- Jake Postle, Integration Point
- Gordon Rahschulte, Abercrombie and Fitch
It’s a great time for FTZs in Columbus. A&F activated their zone in August 2015 and are realizing enormous duty savings. Many other apparel retailers are focusing distribution efforts in this centrally located area. Zone statistics now show FTZ 138 at the port of Columbus Regional Airport Authority in the top ten zones in the country. You can visit their website at ftz138.com for more information or to get in touch with the grantee.