Legislative and Regulatory Seminar


Join us February 9 (Seminar) & February 10 (Congressional Visits), 2016!

Special Thanks to our event sponsors:

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Save the date for the 2016 Legislative & Regulatory Seminar at Loews Madison Hotel, Washington, DC held February 9, 2016 followed by  Congressional Hill Visits on February 10.

Join us to learn more about the latest developments in ACE Implementation, including what FTZ filers need to know about the big February 28, 2016, deadline for filing 06 entries in ACE. Meet with your peers in the FTZ community and hear from key officials at U.S. Customs for the latest information you need to know!

Our annual Legislative and Regulatory Seminar brings NAFTZ members face-to-face with top decision makers in Washington DC to discuss key public policy issues affecting the Foreign-Trade Zone community. The program consists of one full day of educational sessions, including a panel discussion with key officials. Select the program button above for a complete agenda for 2016.

Highlights include:

*2016 Congressional Trade Outlook
*FTZ Board Update
*ACE Implementation
*Exports, Manufacturing, and Investment


Our 2016 host hotel will be the Loews Madison Hotel offering a discount rate of $245/night + tax for Legislative Seminar guests. Additional registration details will be available closer to the event date. Call 855-325-6397 and reference “NAFTZ 2016 Legislative & Regulatory Seminar” to book your room at the NAFTZ discounted rate of $245/night + tax for single/double occupancy, until Wednesday, January 6, 2016, based on availability


Early Rate by Jan. 6 

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Each additional registrant from the same company receives a $50 discount by using the discount code “ADDITIONAL” (not applicable for Federal Government employees).




Sponsorship opens in late October 2016. Any questions in the meantime, contact Victoria Cartwright at vcartwright@naftz.org or 202-331-1950 ext. 225. 



The NAFTZ has designated the day following the Seminar, as the NAFTZ Congressional Visit Day. We strongly encourage you to take this opportunity to meet with your federal legislators and their staff. This is your opportunity to discuss the FTZ program and brief Congress on the issues that are important to your zone operation.In order to assist you in this process, NAFTZ will offer an orientation session for members who intend to meet with their representatives. Smith Dawson & Andrews, our public affairs advisor, will host a webinar to assist you in preparing for the meeting. General guidelines, talking points, and materials will be provided during the NAFTZ  webinar held Jan. 27, 2 p.m. Guests can register for this event when registering for the Legislative Seminar. Call in information will be distributed to those interested. If you plan to make Hill visits, please start scheduling your meetings right away! NAFTZ staff is happy to help you with any assistance you may require. For your convenience, we have drafted sample meeting request letters. Please feel free to download these Word documents and personalize them with your letterhead or anything else you may want to add. Due to security concerns for letters sent to Congress, we suggest making arrangements for meetings via phone, fax, or e-mail.

Spotlight on our Congressional Visits speakers – click here for their complete speaker bios.

 Sample Meeting Request Letter for Senate

Sample Meeting Request Letter for House of Representative

Congressional Contact Information – Click Here

Senate Contact Information – Click Here


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View a Sample Presentation From the 2014 Legislative and Regulatory Seminar

View a Copy of the 2015 Event Program