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Move seen as a must to re-energize Foreign Trade Zone #258

Texarkana, AR-TX, January 20, 2015, Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) offer significant benefits to companies engaged in global trade. However, these companies must operate in compliance with US Customs & Border Patrol requirements and regulations. In order to heighten its understanding of FTZ operations TexAmericas Center (TAC) sent Eric Voyles, Executive Vice President/Chief Economic Development Officer, back to school.

Obtaining the appropriate training is critical to the success of our Foreign-Trade Zone,” stated Scott Norton, Executive Director/CEO of TexAmericas Center, “Once fully reactivated, any company conducting international business in the Texarkana region will want to know more about how FTZ #258 can benefit them, so it is imperative that we understand its features, benefits and compliance issues, now.

Voyles attended an on-line course taught by Point Trade Services Inc. (PTSI). PTSI made the training course available via interactive video capabilities. Training was broadcast live in HD with the ability to interact and ask questions. The course is designed to bring operational expertise to FTZ grantees, administrators, and users. 

“Training can be costly in terms of time and expense. You often have to travel to a course or have a consultant travel to you”, said Voyles, “This saved TexAmericas Center time, money, and productivity loss by eliminating travel costs and leaving me with half of a work day to conduct regular business.”

TexAmericas Center and future FTZ customers will benefit from being trained by industry experts with extensive hands on experience in the implementation and day-to-day operations of foreign-trade zones. Contact Eric Voyles via Email or call 903.223.9841 to learn more about FTZ #258 or property availability at TexAmericas Center. 

About TexAmericas Center: Located in the Texarkana metropolitan area, TexAmericas Center owns and operates one of the largest mixed use industrial parks in the United States. With more than 2,000 development ready acres of land and about 1.5 million square feet of commercial and industrial product, TexAmericas Center services the four states (Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas) markets. TexAmericas Center has the operating capabilities of a municipality but functions more like a traditional real estate development company. In addition to controlling our own zoning and permitting processes and sustaining the life cycle of public infrastructure on the complex, TAC has the capability to lease, build to suite, or facilitate Greenfield owner-constructed projects in a timely and efficient manner. At TAC, we stream line leasing and manage government development processes all through a single point of contact. Our customers benefit from faster market entry by resolving zoning, permitting, inspection, and state and local incentive programs through a single point of contact at TexAmericas Center. Tenants of TexAmericas Center tend to be private business owners and corporations seeking flexible and cost effective space solutions.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Scott Norton, Executive Director/CEO at (903) 223-9841 or via Email

About PTSI

PointTrade Services, Inc. (PTSI) is a professional services firm specializing in Customs and FTZ consulting, managed services, and training. The firm was established to share knowledge and experience with companies conducting international trade. The combined experience of PTSI’s team totals more than 100 years in FTZ work and international trade, with 28 years combined experience in public FTZ grantee and operator positions, 20 years in executive management of the industry and over 100 years of experience in day-to-day zone operations. The PTSI team is unsurpassed in the industry in terms of its diversity and experience. The executive management team has been together over 24 years. 

PTSI’s mission is to assist companies through integrity and innovation to achieve cost efficiencies, global supply chain efficiencies, savings, systems automation, and increased compliance with U.S. Customs and Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) laws and regulations as well as other trade rules and regulations. 

For more information about PTSI you can visit For information on PTSI’s live online FTZ trainings you can visit or send inquiry via Email