On Monday, October 28th, the NAFTZ and the House Manufacturing Caucus hosted a Congressional Briefing titled “Foreign-Trade Zones Explained” on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The event, which drew a crowd of more than 40 Congressional staff members, featured presentations by NAFTZ President Dan Griswold, NAFTZ Chairwoman Jan Frantz of BC/CAL/KAL Inland Port Development, and Cornelia Steinert of Canon Virginia. In addition to giving a basic introduction to the FTZ … Read More
On October 25, the Port of Seattle published a case study on Foreign-Trade Zones featuring well-known apparel maker Helly Hansen. The case study details the process of obtaining and utilizing Foreign-Trade Zone status from beginning to end, starting with the company’s initial site selection considerations and culminating with their current savings strategies as a Zone user. This is an excellent case study for companies exploring FTZ status, or for Grantees seeking to market the program to potential … Read More
From September 8 – 11, 2013, more than 460 attendees from all over the world gathered in Miami Beach, Florida for the NAFTZ’s 41st Annual Conference and Exposition. Situated in the heart of South Beach, Loews Miami Beach Hotel was the perfect venue for four days of networking, education, and fun with professionals from all areas of the FTZ community and beyond. The conference began with a Sunday evening reception, … Read More
On November 21, 2013, the NAFTZ hosted a Webinar on Public Utility and Uniform Treatment. The webinar featured FTZ Board Executive Secretary Andrew McGilvray, as well as David Ostheimer of Lamb & Lerch. The webinar can be viewed and downloaded here, free of charge.
A growing number of U.S.-based companies, large and small, are discovering that operating in a foreign-trade zone can reduce their tariff liability, accelerate supply-chain velocity, and build a stronger partnership with U.S. Customs. Created by Congress in 1934, the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) program is flourishing today because of America’s globalizing economy and new, streamlined FTZ Board regulations that make it easier than ever for companies to take advantage of FTZ … Read More