• Alex Burkart

America’s Central Port Wins Marketing Award for Foreign Trade Zone 31 Explainer Video

Recognized by the official National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones (NAFTZ), Ms. Robbie Williams, Foreign Trade Zone 31 Grantee Administrator, was presented the 2019 Catherine Durda Marketing Award for producing a fun and informative explainer video of the benefits of Foreign Trade Zone 31.


Recognized and voted on by other active Foreign Trade Zones around the United States, this award is not only a celebration among peers, but an achievement that helps increase exposure among the businesses registered as operators across the country.


Manufacturers like BMW, Phillips 66, and Dow Chemical, as well as distribution centers for brands like IKEA, Floor and Decor, and Columbia Sportswear all take advantage of the benefits of operating within a Foreign Trade Zone.


The video, as seen below, illustrates the cost saving and business advantages of becoming an operator within Foreign Trade Zone 31, and the ease of access available to businesses who import in the Southwest Illinois region.



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