• 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


Foreign-Trade Zones Boost U.S. Exports and Re-Shoring

October 14, 2014

A version of this article by NAFTZ President Dan Griswold appeared in the Manzella Report on October 14, 2014. U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones have emerged as a valuable platform for U.S. exports and an attractive home for the re-shoring of manufacturing activity, according to the most recent report from the U.S. FTZ Board. In its Annual Report to Congress released in August, the FTZ Board reported that FTZ activity in 2013 reached … Read More

Bloomberg Article Highlights BMW’s Export Success

July 14, 2014

A recent Bloomberg article celebrated the 20th year of BMW’s manufacturing operations in Spartanburg, South Carolina, by documenting the automaker’s impressive contributions to the U.S. economy, along with its ambitious plans for future expansion. The article reported that the Spartanburg facility, which currently produces BMW’s X-Series of sport utility vehicles, is the number one exporter of U.S. made cars to overseas markets – surpassing each of the “Big Three” American … Read More