Posted February 6, 2013 Atlanta, GA
Joe Bankoff, chair of The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, has been named to the board of the Georgia Foreign-Trade Zone (GFTZ).
"He will be a real asset as we continue our momentum in ensuring that the Foreign-Trade Zone program is utilized fully by businesses in our state,” said GFTZ President and CEO Julie Brown..
A Foreign-Trade Zone is a federally designated site where companies can import goods or components with lower duties and quicker processing times. The Georgia Foreign-Trade Zone administers an area in Atlanta that starts at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and extends out to industrial sites throughout the metro area.
"I’m honored to join this select group of directors focused on economic development and international trade interests in Georgia,” said Bankoff.