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2023 USITC FTZ Investigation Final Report

NAFTZ's Review of the 2023 USITC investigation and final report on "Foreign Trade Zones (FTZs): Effects of FTZ Policies and Practices on U.S. Firms Operating in U.S. FTZs and under Similar Programs in Canada and Mexico".

This groundbreaking study on the competitiveness of U.S. Foreign Trade Zones (FTZs) has been several years in the making. The investigation was initiated by the USTR on December 14, 2021. However, it is important to note that the groundwork for this request was laid by the NAFTZ, in collaboration with its public affairs advisors and key Congressional members.

To gather comprehensive data and insights, a public hearing took place on May 17, 2022, and an industry survey was conducted during the summer of last year.  Throughout 2022, field visits were undertaken by the USITC team to various FTZ locations.  Finally, on May 15, 2023, the comprehensive final report was published, encompassing the findings of the study.

This NAFTZ review summarizes NAFTZ's key findings and take-aways from the 300+ page report.  You can download the NAFTZ report along with the USITC report with the buttons on the right column on this page.