Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Juan Pablo Rivera Cabal, President of Grupo ZFB, Talks about the Benefits of their Free Trade Zone in Bogota Colombia

Juan Pablo Rivera Cabal, President of Grupo ZFB, Talks about the Benefits of their Free Trade Zone in Bogota Colombia

Bogota Colombia, Vancouver BC- May 4, 2016 - meets with Juan Pablo Rivera Cabal, President of Grupo ZFB at the recent 13th Andean Congress of Contact Centers and Customer Relationship Management (13 Congreso ANDINO) held in Bogota . He shares the benefits of the city of Bogota and in particular, the Free Trade Zone, for companies looking to set up a Latin American base there.

“Bogota has scalability. With over 9 Million people there are a lot of people willing to find new jobs here.  With 100 Universities, 800,000 students, 100,000 graduates a year – there is a lot of capability here”, he tells us.

He also points out there is a low turnover rate; less than 5%. “Most of the people that work here also live around the Free Trade Zone. About 50% of the population is in the area”
When discussing the theme of the 13 Congreso ANDINO; BPO and technology, he says, “Technology is coming- it’s not a threat; it’s an opportunity. It gives us more knowledge overall. And it will get here sooner or later, so we are just preparing for the future.”   

Currently the zone is servicing both local and international companies. These companies see first-hand the benefits of the market size, the time zone, good connectivity, skilled workforce and also access to other cities.

And most importantly he tells us, “We still have available space for new companies.” 

Watch the Video: Juan Pablo Rivera Cabal, President of Grupo ZFB -The Zona Franca Bogotá Park sits down with us and tells us the opportunity at this tax free zone in Bogota.   

About Zona Franca Bogotá Park : The Zona Franca Bogotá Park is a geographical delimited area Within the national territory used for Industrial Developing activities of goods and services or commercial activities That intend to create jobs and reach out to new equity investors, under special tax, customs, and international trade regulations.
All goods inside the park are Considered to be outside the national customs territory for purposes of import and export taxing, as long as They are processed by a qualified company: such as Permanent Free Trade Multi-Company Zones or a Special Permanent Free Trade Single-Company Zone.

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Juan Pablo Rivera Cabal – President of Grupo ZFB- The Zona Franca Bogotá Park at 13 Congreso ANDINO

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