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  • 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

  • February 18, 2014

    On Tuesday, February 11th, attendees from all over the United States convened at the Loews Madison Hotel in Washington, DC for the NAFTZ’s 2014 Legislative and Regulatory Seminar. An annual tradition for NAFTZ members, this policy-focused event brings the FTZ community up to speed on current and future developments in Washington, DC that may impact their Zone operations. The day began with a Congressional Trade Panel, featuring four senior Congressional … Read More

  • January 31, 2014

    Executive and Congressional Support for Foreign Trade Zones Needed to Fulfill President’s Call for Export Growth This article by NAFTZ President Dan Griswold appeared in the online version of the Journal of Commerce on January 30, 2014. President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union address included welcome pledges of support for U.S. manufacturers and exporters. But there was no mention of the ambitious goal the president set in announcing the … Read More

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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



FTZs help propel “Global South” exports

July 10, 2014

Exports are booming from America’s “Global South,” according to an informative article in the July issue of Global Trade magazine. The article sites a number of industries located in the southeastern United States that are enjoying extraordinary success selling abroad. Leading the way is the auto and auto parts segment, which accounts for the single largest export category for the Southeast, according to a report cited in the article by … Read More