FTA Opens Office in China
SAN ANTONIO, TX. – Free Trade Alliance – a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion, development, and facilitation of international business and trade – has secured a representative office in Beijing, China. Free Trade Alliance forges communication networks between countries, governments, businesses, and people that help to facilitate trade and investment.
"San Antonio has been increasing our commitment to trade with China over the past several years and a representative office of the Free Trade Alliance in Beijing will allow us to realize more opportunities for increased trade and investment," said Kyle Burns, President & CEO of Free Trade Alliance. "San Antonio is an attractive location for Chinese companies wanting to expand or invest in North America and the recent development of a $100 billion Chinese Investment Corporation, focused on foreign investment, makes the opening of our office very timely.
The City of San Antonio has three offices in Mexico, a growing logistics infrastructure anchored by Port San Antonio and bilingual and bicultural business professionals with knowledge of U.S. and Mexican requirements, among other attributes.
The Free Trade Alliance also offers an international business incubator, which offers support to foreign companies wanting to further develop their North American market. A representative office in China will allow us to more effectively capitalize on our community’s many strengths."
The Free Trade Alliance representative office will be located in Beijing, China and housed in the Lu Yang Court, which is owned and operated by Omega International Group, a San Antonio-based company with offices in San Francisco and Beijing.
The agreement between Omega International and Free Trade Alliance provides Free Trade Alliance with an office and administrative support to provide information and distribute promotional materials.
The office will be managed directly by the Alliance which will develop business opportunities and maintain a presence for San Antonio in China.
The facility will also be available for use by Free Trade Alliance member companies to use for business meetings during their visits to China.