Niagara Foreign Trade Zone – Exporting Seminars

Niagara Foreign Trade Zone – Exporting Seminars

Learn about export cost saving opportunities in the face of new tariffs

The Niagara Foreign Trade Zone (NFTZ) will hold a series of free seminars over the next several weeks for local exporters who want to learn more about newly imposed U.S. tariffs and what measures are available to them.

In light of new tariffs imposed on Canadian steel and aluminum products, Companies that import materials from the United States to process and then export to foreign markets are able to apply for relief, potentially avoiding tariffs on imported goods.

Niagara is the first region in Ontario to be designated a Foreign Trade Zone Point by the Government of Canada. This designation offers businesses the opportunity to work with a team of public and private sector experts to access information, programs and incentives.

The purpose of the seminars is to educate businesses about federal programs that may assist them. The seminar presentation will focus on the following Government of Canada Programs:

  • Duty Relief Program
  • Duty Drawback Program
  • Customs Bonded Warehouse
  • Export Distribution Centre Program
  • Exporters of Processing Services Program
  • International Market Development

Niagara businesses are welcome to attend any of the following sessions to learn more:


July 19, 2018 – 10:00am-11:30am: 50 Church St., St Catharines
Sept. 12, 2018 – 10:00am-11:30am: 4310 Queen St., Niagara Falls
Sept. 26, 2018 – 10:00am-11:30am: 66 Charlotte St., Port Colborne
Oct. 17, 2018 – 10:00am-11:30am: 1485 Garrison Rd., Fort Erie
Nov. 15, 2018 – 10:00am-11:30am: 60 East Main St., Welland
Nov. 28, 2018 – 10:00am-11:30am: 1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way, Thorold


At the conclusion of each seminar, the NFTZ coordinator will be available to meet directly with businesses to answer any additional questions related to the NFTZ and to schedule one-on-one meetings for those wishing to follow-up.

Please RSVP directly to Jayesh Menon, Foreign Trade Zone Coordinator, by phone at 289-320-8969 or by email at

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