There’s a reason why NAFTZ is the world’s largest community of foreign-trade zone professionals

If you’re someone who cares about the FTZ industry and wants to be more informed on regulations and compliance issues, then it’s time you joined the NAFTZ. Join today to start enjoying the many benefits of membership by selecting the membership category that best reflects your role within the FTZ community.

SPECIAL PROCEDURES: The purchase of a Designated and/or Additional Membership must be made under the profile of the individual the membership is intended for begin a relationship with NAFTZ. This pertains to the Grantee, Inactive, Operator/User, Startup, and Service Provider membership categories. NAFTZ staff will make sure that all members under the same company are grouped together. Affiliate memberships must also be purchased on behalf of the individual. Associate memberships must be purchase on behalf of the company.

Purchase a membership

Download our membership form, if you prefer submit your membership application via email, mail, or fax.

Membership Types and Dues

Grantee Designated


This membership type applies to all state and local government institutions and non-profit entities that have received a grant of authority from the FTZ Board.

Inactive Designated


This membership type is for Grantees who do not yet have activity in their FTZ operation.

Operator/User Designated


This member type applies to any corporation, partnership, or person operating or using a zone under agreement with an operator or grantee.

Service Provider Designated


This membership type applies to consultants, software providers, legal professionals, and all other vendors serving clients in the FTZ community.

Startup Designated


Introductory membership type is for companies that have been operating in the FTZ environment for less than one year. After the first billing cycle, members transition to the Operator/User category.



This membership type is for industry and trade association groups with a policy interest in the U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones Program, willing to help advance NAFTZ policy advocacy positions. Associate members have all the rights and benefits of other members except to hold a position on the board or as an officer, vote, or serve in a leadership capacity on committees. Unlike other membership categories, associate membership is organization-based with no restriction on the number of individuals included under the membership, provided they are paid employees of the associate member.



Corporations, partnerships, persons, organizations, institutions, civic entities, and public agencies with a policy or educational academic (but no commercial) interest in the U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones program. Affiliate members have all the rights and benefits of other members except to hold a position on the board or as an officer, vote, or serve in a leadership capacity on committees.

Additional Memberships

As an existing NAFTZ member, you can add employees from your organization to your existing membership. The annual rate for each additional membership is priced at just $350. Your company must have a designated membership before the purchase of any additional memberships. Additional memberships are available under the following membership types:

  • Grantee
  • Inactive Grantee
  • Operator/User
  • Startup
  • Service Provider

Purchase an Additional Membership

We Deliver Value By Connecting Members in Four Ways

Access to Key Resources

A community of more than 600 industry executives and experts, knowledge bases, and industry intelligence and insight

Programs, Initiatives, and Advocacy

Shape, drive and expand opportunities across the foreign-trade zone industry by serving on the board or committee

Participation and Networking

Opportunities to network at NAFTZ conferences and meetings

Events and Advertising Opportunities

NAFTZ platforms that can enhance the profile of your business, promote your brand, and connect you with the broader FTZ industry.

Access to Members only resources

Zones Reports

FREE Subscription and online access to the Zones Report, our monthly e-newsletter packed with the latest news about NAFTZ and the FTZ program

Issue Alerts

Receive timely emails anytime there’s new FTZ-related legislation or regulations and other key issues impacting the industry


Requirements & Best Practices

Resources like the Grantee Handbook help keep Grantees informed of the latest requirements and best practices in FTZ management and e214 Trade Handbook familiarize FTZ operators and software developers with the complex e214 process from admission to concurrence

Learn & Share Your Knowledge

Latest trends in U.S. trade polucy and FTZ regulation

Learn about the latest developments in U.S. trade policy and FTZ regulation through our in-person events. We offer sessions on pressing topics like ACE/ITDS implementation and FTZ Board scope of authority regulations. Members receive special rates. Our monthly educational webinars are complimentary to members. Check your email for upcoming dates.

Participate in the Mentorship Program

Develop your leadership skills by becoming a mentor or a mentee. This opportunity is available to Grantee and Operator/User Members only.

Become an Accredited Zones Specialist

Demonstrate your knowledge in the FTZ program and regulatory environment by earning Accredited Zone Specialist (AZS) designation.


Members save at our industry-leading conferences, including the NAFTZ Annual Conference

Don’t be left out. Join us to get plugged in and to stay current in your profession.