Is your business ready to expand internationally? Check out the resources below to get started.
Shirley Malski, International Trade Consultant with the SBDC at UW Oshkosh, provides expertise and consulting to area businesses on exporting and importing through technical assistance, identifying markets, and leveraging current resources in the eco-system that support the growth of international trade in our region. Whether your company already has relationships internationally, or is interested in exploring new foreign relationships, you can schedule a consultation with Shirley at no-cost to learn more.
Shirley Malski MGM MBA CGBP
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 Center.
Advantages to your business for being located in a 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.
Brown County Port & Resource Recovery Department
2561 S. Broadway
Green Bay, WI 54304