• June 3, 2016

    The National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones (NAFTZ) is seeking a new President. The organization is now looking for a President to report to the Board of Directors and manage the organization’s strategic, programmatic, financial, and managerial operations. The NAFTZ is working with the Executive search firm Pisani Recruiting, Inc. For details regarding the position, please refer to the job listing.

  • December 4, 2015

    For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones today joined with the U.S. Council for International Business and other pro-trade organizations in calling for passage of Trade Facilitation and Customs Enforcement legislation before Congress adjourns for the year. In a letter addressed to Speaker Paul Ryan, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, the group applauded the … Read More

  • 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


Erik Autor Appointed President of the NAFTZ

August 18, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 18, 2016 Erik Autor Appointed President of The National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones Washington, D.C. – Erik Autor, an experienced authority on international trade, customs and transportation issues, has been has been appointed president of The National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones. NAFTZ Chairman Jose Quiñonez, FTZ manager for the City of El Paso, Texas, announced the appointment. “Erik Autor has an impressive understanding of the issues … Read More

The New Miscellaneous Tariff Legislation

June 22, 2016

  The New Miscellaneous Tariff Legislation: Does It Change the Authority of the  Foreign-Trade Zones Board? By Lewis Leibowitz of the Law Office of Lewis E. Leibowitz On May 20, President Obama signed into law the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016 (H.R. 4923). This law reformed the process by which “miscellaneous tariff bills” become law. The previous system of congressional consideration of these bills had become unworkable. The new law … Read More