Legislative and Regulatory Seminar


Join us February 9 & 10, 2016!

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Save the date for the 2016 Legislative & Regulatory Seminar at Loews Madison Hotel, Washington, DC held February 9, 2016. Details regarding the 2016 event will be available soon.

The 2015 Legislative & Regulatory Seminar, “FTZs: Leading the Economic Expansion – Jobs, Exports, and Investment,” highlighted the trade policy agendas of Congress and the Administration, with a special focus on the implications they have on the Foreign-Trade Zone community.

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. Past seminars have included presentations from Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary at the U.S. FTZ Board, DAC David Murphy from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and Congressman Bill Owens, New York, 21st Congressional District.



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).




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



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. The orientation webinar will take place closer to the 2016 event date. Call in information will be distributed to those interested. Additional resources will be available closer to the event date.


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