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  • 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

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FTZs a stable alternative to stalled tariff bill process

February 2, 2015

This article by NAFTZ President Dan Griswold appeared in the JOC Group Inc on January 29, 2015. President Obama’s recent State of the Union address included calls to strengthen American business and increase exports by improving infrastructure and approving new trade agreements. Despite their opposition to much of the president’s agenda, leaders of the new Republican majorities in both houses have pledged to work to spur economic growth and job creation. … Read More



Announcing the NAFTZ 2014-15 Annual Report



2014 proved to be a great year for NAFTZ and the foreign-trade zones we represent. This year’s annual report highlights the growth of the FTZ program, the achievements of the association, and our ambitious goals for 2015. As the report confirms, the FTZ program has become more important than ever to U.S. trade and economic policy. Read our annual report