Friday, September 13, 2013

POLB to Conduct Foreign Trade Zone Workshops

The Port of Long Beach plans to conduct two free workshops next month on the advantages and opportunities of doing business in a foreign trade zone.

Attendees at the events in early October will be able to hear from foreign trade zone professionals regarding how the economic development tool can help businesses better compete in global markets.

The first workshop is scheduled for 8:30 to 11:30 am Wed., Oct. 2 at Brandman University, Room 111, 16355 Laguna Canyon Road, Irvine, CA 92618. The workshop is presented in conjunction with the Orange County Business Council. Planned speakers include officials from the port’s Trade Development Division, US Customs & Border Protection, Ricoh Electronics and KPMG.

The second workshop is set for 8:30 am to 11:30 am Thurs., Oct. 3 at the City of San Fernando’s
Aquatics Center Conference Room, 208 Park Ave., San Fernando, CA 91340. In addition to speakers from the port and Customs, officials from law firm Miller & Co. PC and distribution services company Tri-Link West are expected to address the assemblage.

Reservations for the Oct. 2 workshop can be made via Oct. 3 workshop reservations are available via

Anyone with questions may call Diana Lam-Brandt of the Port of Long Beach at (562) 283-7757, or email her at