Is your business ready to expand internationally? Check out the resources below to get started.
International Trade Consultant
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW Oshkosh, in partnership with Greater Oshkosh EDC and other community stakeholders, has hired Shirley Malski as their International Trade Consultant. Malski brings with her 25 years of international corporate logistics, trade compliance and consulting experience. She has previously worked with Chrysler, Bemis and Oshkosh Corporation as a strategic planner that has brought impressive results.
Malski provides technical assistance, identifies markets and leverages current resources in the eco-system that will support the growth of international trade in our region. Businesses can schedule consultations with Malski at no-cost.
Interested in scheduling a meeting with the International Trade Consultant? Call our office at 920-230-3321.
Foreign Trade Zone
Oshkosh is currently under the Brown County, Wisconsin, FTZ #167. Developed land in this 1,617-acre FTZ include the Southwest Industrial Park, Wittman Regional Airport and the Fox Valley Technical College Spanbauer Campus.
Advantages to your business for being part of the FTZ
- Access to two international seaports: Green Bay and Milwaukee
- Close proximity to Interstate 41, US Highway 45 and State Highways 21, 26, 44, 76, 91 & 175
- Ease of distribution
- Increase US-based global competitiveness
- Minimize duty
- Store foreign or domestic goods
- Re-package and manufacture products
- Re-export without paying U.S. customs’ duties
- Stimulate economic growth
Businesses outside of the designated FTZ can obtain sub-zone status to receive the same benefits. Sub-zone companies must meet specific FTZ requirements for storage, handling, processing or manufacturing of merchandise, and it must also make financial sense for the business. Utilizing calculator tools and working closely with the Green Bay Port Authority can help you determine if FTZs or sub-zones are right for your business. Companies in greater Oshkosh can apply for sub-zone status of FTZ #167 through the Port of Green Bay.