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Government of Canada Creates Two Foreign Trade Zones in Alberta

(Western Economic Diversification Canada)

Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, yesterday announced the creation of two ‘single-window’ Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) Points in the province of Alberta, to strengthen the region’s international trade capacity.

“Our Government has made expanding trade opportunities a key part of our plan for jobs and economic growth. By creating these two single-window Foreign Trade Zones in Calgary and Edmonton we are strengthening the West’s competitive capacity and helping companies reach new markets,” said Rempel. 

Port Alberta, which serves the Edmonton region, and the Calgary Region Inland Port, will assist in leveraging the province’s role as a hub for international transportation, manufacturing, and distribution. By designating the new FTZ Points for Port Alberta and Calgary Region Inland Port, national and international companies will now have faster and more efficient access to markets in Western Canada and beyond. Click here to read more.

Related: Foreign Trade Zone Benefits (CentrePort Canada – Winnipeg)