• November 24, 2015

    NAFTZ’s big move to our new office space is less than a week away. Starting 11/30/15, send all correspondence to: NAFTZ National Press Building 529 14th Street, NW Suite 1071 Washington, DC 20045 Phone and fax numbers will be the same as before. The new location is located two blocks from the Metro Center station on the Red, Orange, and Blue lines (see the current Metrorail map). At the Metro Center … Read More

  • November 17, 2015

    In a letter this week to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), NAFTZ urged the agency to delay the upcoming ACE mandatory use deadline of February 28, 2016, “to a timeline that is at minimum no earlier than July 2016.” In the November 16, 2015, letter to CBP Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske, NAFTZ President Daniel Griswold re-affirmed the association’s strong support for automation and the changes that CBP has made with the “progressive implementation of … Read More

  • October 28, 2015

    In an important letter to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board, the National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones today expressed its concern on behalf of its more than 600 members about how certain applications for production authority are being considered by the board for approval. In the October 28, 2015, letter to Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and Secretary of the Treasury Jacob J. Lew, NAFTZ noted that the continued success of the … Read More


Exports from Foreign-Trade Zones Hit Record High in 2014

September 10, 2015

August 9, 2015 WASHINGTON — The value of exports from America’s Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZs) increased by 24.8 percent in 2014, to a record-high $99.2 billion in merchandise exported, according to figures released by the U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones Board in its recent Annual Report to Congress. The 2014 export figure also represents a threefold growth of FTZ exports in the five years since 2009. FTZ employment also set a new record … Read More

Customs Authorization Still Remains on Congressional Trade Agenda

July 21, 2015

Congress achieved a huge task on the trade agenda this summer with passage of Trade Promotion Authority, but work still remains to enact Customs Authorization legislation. In June, the House voted by a 240-190 majority to pass H.R. 644, the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015.  The House version now goes to a conference committee, where it will be reconciled to a similar version of the bill previously … Read More