One of our most important roles is ensuring the unique interests of the foreign-trade zone community are effectively represented, recognized, and advanced in Washington. We advocate for the practical application of international trade policies and regulations to achieve maximum simplicity and effectiveness for the FTZ community. Check out our advocacy presentation from the 2020 Legislative Summit.
The NAFTZ works hard to ensure congressional decision-makers and government agencies (including U.S. Customs and Border Protection [CBP] and the Foreign-Trade Zone Board) understand the significant local and national economic impact of America’s foreign-trade zones. NAFTZ’s diverse membership contributes significant expertise and informed perspectives to major policy discussions in Washington.
Senator John Cornyn Explains the
Importance of the FTZ Program
Senator Cornyn (R-TX) describes the importance of foreign-trade zones (FTZs) in his acceptance of the 2021 NAFTZ Congressional Appreciation award conferred in recognition of his key role as an influential Congressional ally and proponent of the FTZ program.