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Nov. 2 Newsletter: Cuba readies for FIHAV, Duty Free Savings, CSCMP & GMCC Events

Posted on November 2nd, 2015 at 5:14 pm


Cuba readies for la Feria Internacional de La Habana (FIHAV)


From November 2-7, Havana, Cuba, will be host to the country's largest trade fair la Feria Internacional de La Habana (FIHAV). Over 4500 national and foreign exhibitors from 60 countries will be displaying their goods and services at the sprawling Expocuba fairgrounds.


WTDC President & CEO Ralph L. Gazitua and Vice President Sean P. Gazitua will be in attendance to support their clients with interests in the country. This trip to Cuba will be Ralph's fourth visit this year and the third for Sean.




Duty Free and Travel Retail: Where are the biggest savings?


In an article last week, The New York Times broke down the shopping basics for American travelers looking to return to the States with Duty Free and Travel Retail purchases. Liquor and Tobacco purchases can represent a savings for savvy shoppers because of the high duty rates assessed to those products. Americans are allowed up to $800 worth of non-dutiable products upon returning from a foreign country (with some conditions), then the next $1000 of purchases are assessed a flat 3% duty, and any remaining value above $1800 is assessed via the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS).


While the article contains a viewpoint that not all Duty Free purchases can be bargains, the same could be said of any uninformed shopping experience. The article eventually weighs-in with enough factual information to aid the informed traveler and shopper.


WTDC's Foreign Trade Zone is a distribution point for Duty Free and Travel Retail items such as Liquor, Tobacco, Cosmetics, and Electronics.


Click here for the NY Times article on



Join the CSCMP Roundtable on Cuba



CSCMP Roundtable on Cuba


Date/Time: Thursday, November 12th, 2015

 Presentation - 7:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M 


Address: Nova Southeastern University

 Carl DeSantis Building

 3301 College Avenue

 Davie, Florida 33314


Join Ralph L Gazitua, President and CEO of WTDC and Dan Gardner, President of Trade Facilitators, Inc. for an evening's discussion on business opportunities that are emerging in Cuba. During the event, Dan Gardner will provide an update on U.S. trade regulations with Cuba and Ralph Gazitua will share his recent on-the-ground experiences in developing commercial opportunities there.


Register through the website of Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) here





WTDC awards scholarship to

FIU IBHS student


Congratulations to Ms. Sofia Garcia Wolter, FIU '17, recipient of a WTDC scholarship and internship.  Ms. Garcia Wolter is a member of the FIU International Business Honor Society (IBHS) which hosted Mr. Ralph L. Gazitua as a guest speaker on October 20. Mr. Gazitua's presentation about entrepreneurship focused on the principles of family, faith, and health; plus the importance of those factors while pursuing business opportunities.


An essay contest was announced during the presentation with the proceeds going towards the winner's FIU IBHS Service Trip to India and Ms. Garcia Wolter submitted the winning essay. On Oct. 27, Ralph Gazitua, Sean Gazitua, and Sean Powers from WTDC presented a $1000 check to Ms. Garcia Wolter and FIU IBHS Advisor and Professor David Wernick, pictured below.



Sean P. Gazitua, WTDC Vice President, is a proud alumnus of FIU's International Business Program and is now actively involved with the FIU President's Council and the FIU Alumni Association Athletics Subcommittee, pictured here with his father Ralph L. Gazitua, WTDC President and CEO.





A GMCC Event: The Business of Education: Returning Your Investment in the Community


The Business of Education: Returning Your Investment in the Community

Date/Time: Monday, November 9, 2015
  7:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Address: Kovens Conference Center-
  FIU Biscayne Bay Campus
  3000 N.E. 151 Street
  North Miami FL 33181


The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce is hosting an education summit on November 9. WTDC President & CEO Mr. Ralph Gazitua has been invited to participate as a panelist and will be representing the Miami Dade College (MDC) Supply Chain Management Advisory Committee as well as the internship programs of MDC and WTDC.


Click here to Register






Delegation of Colombian university students visits WTDC


Thank you to the great students of Universidad de Boyacá for coming to visit WTDC as part of a program through the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. These students received a presentation on Miami's importance as a logistics hub and the advantages of Foreign Trade Zones from WTDC President & CEO Ralph L. Gazitua.





International Business Seminars hosted by San Ignacio College


San Ignacio College and the Graduate School of the University San Ignacio de Loyola in Peru are organizing a series of international seminars in Miami during the month of November 2015 focused on business opportunities in Chile, Colombia and Peru.



Date: November 16-18

Address: San Ignacio College - Miami

 3905 NW 107th Ave, Suite #301,
  Doral, FL 33178

Click here for additional information



Date: November 18-21

Address: San Ignacio College - Miami

 3905 NW 107th Ave, Suite #301,
 Doral, FL 33178

Click here for additional information



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