• 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

  • November 17, 2015

    In a letter this week to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), NAFTZ urged the agency to delay the upcoming ACE mandatory use deadline of February 28, 2016, “to a timeline that is at minimum no earlier than July 2016.” In the November 16, 2015, letter to CBP Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske, NAFTZ President Daniel Griswold re-affirmed the association’s strong support for automation and the changes that CBP has made with the “progressive implementation of … Read More


Appropriations Bill Mandates Survey of Grantee Uniform Treatment

February 12, 2016

A $1.14 trillion omnibus spending bill that was approved by Congress and signed into law in December contains a provision that will impact FTZ Board operations and individual FTZ grantees. Along with other requirements, the appropriations bill language directs the FTZ Board to survey all current and past business models used by FTZ grantees and to determine the impact that the Part 400.43 Uniform Treatment provision has or may have … Read More

Senate Passes Customs Authorization, HR 644

This has been an extraordinary week for NAFTZ’s legislative and regulatory agenda. As the association hoped and expected, the Senate passed the Customs Authorization conference report on Thursday, which was the last hurdle to enactment before the president signs the bill into law, which is expected to happen shortly. This culminates years of effort by NAFTZ and its members to advance Customs modernization and the full funding of the Automated … Read More