|Management Dynamics and FTZ Corporation Announce Strategic Partnership|
|Alliance will Integrate & Expand Use of Foreign Trade Zones in Global Trade Management|
|EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ, May 12, 2010 -- Management Dynamics, a leading provider of Global Trade Management solutions, today announced a strategic partnership with FTZ Corporation, a leading provider of Foreign Trade Zone consulting services and developer of the SmartZone Premier application. The partnership seeks to expand the use of foreign-trade zones integrated with core Global Trade Management (GTM) processes of import compliance, export compliance and trade agreement management.
Foreign Trade Zones have been in use for nearly seventy six years with the passage of the Foreign Trade Zones Act of 1934 to expedite and encourage foreign commerce. Foreign Trade Zones are now a key component of U.S. trade policy and offer companies several opportunities to reduce costs with:
For many companies these benefits can justify the investment in a Foreign-Trade Zone in the first year of operation.
"Foreign-trade zones are becoming an integral part of a company’s GTM strategy and their use is expanding given the strong value proposition and fast pay back," said Craig Pool, President, FTZ Corporation. "Our customers are looking to integrate foreign-trade zones across their GTM processes and we look forward to working with Management Dynamics to deliver this solution."
FTZ Corporation has extensive experience, having implemented over two hundred and fifty Foreign-Trade Zone projects. The company is also active in Washington D.C. with involvement in recent industry advancements including the passage of Weekly Entry legislation and opening up the benefits of Foreign-Trade Zones to new industries. FTZ Corporation offers a complete set of implementation services including the application to the FTZ Board and activation of the zone with Customs and Border Protection. Combined with the implementation of SmartZone Premier software, FTZ Corporation can cut the time to first benefit with a "turnkey" implementation.
"Implementing a foreign-trade zone program can generate millions in recurring savings and is a key initiative for companies as the global economy is rebuilding," said Jim Preuninger, CEO, Management Dynamics. "FTZ Corporation has a tremendous track record of success in this industry and we look forward to working together to expand the GTM market."
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