• September 26, 2014

    From September 14 – 17, 2014, more than 460 attendees from all over the world gathered in Fort Worth, Texas for the NAFTZ’s 42nd Annual Conference and Exposition. As one of the nation’s hotbeds for Foreign-Trade Zone activity, Texas 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

  • August 27, 2014

      The value of exports from America’s Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZs) increased by 13.7 percent in 2013, to a record-high 79.5 billion in merchandise exported, according to figures released by the U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones Board in its Annual Report to Congress. At 835.8 billion, the 2013 value of received merchandise into FTZs also reached a new high, surpassing the previous year’s record of $732.2 billion – a 14.1 percent increase. Nearly two-thirds of the merchandise … Read More

  • May 8, 2014

    Earlier this week, the NAFTZ hosted an exciting and successful Spring Seminar in Seattle, Washington, with nearly 150 people in attendance. Titled “Technology and the Future of FTZs,” the event featured cutting-edge educational programming, vast networking opportunities, and fun recreational activities in a relaxed and comfortable setting. The event kicked off with a well-attended reception on Sunday evening, providing attendees with a chance to meet, mingle, and unwind before Monday’s … Read More


2015 Trade Mission to Colombia Stands as a Success for FTZ No. 68

March 13, 2015

In January of this year, Jose Quinonez of FTZ No. 68 visited Bogota and Cartagena, Colombia as part of a trade mission. Trade Mission participants eagerly met with the National Business Association of Columbia, Invest in Bogotá, US Commercial Service attachés, Colombian Free Trade Zones, Invest in Cartagena, several Colombian universities, and the Cartagena Chamber of Commerce. During the meetings, Quinonez spoke on the benefits of Foreign-Trade Zones. Read the … Read More

CBP Announces BIEC PGA Single Window Webinar on March 16

March 11, 2015

The Border Interagency Executive Council (BIEC), External Engagement Committee (EEC) will offer a series of webinars for the Trade concerning Partner Government Agencies (PGAs) and progress toward achieving their portion of the Single Window. Their first webinar will focus on the PGA Single Window Progress Update for the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The Webinar … Read More