The NAFTZ (National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones) represents the interests of the foreign-trade zone community in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, uniting more than 800 grantees, operator/user companies, and industry service providers. Click on the individual links below to see how you can benefit with an NAFTZ membership.
CONNECTING THE FOREIGN-ZONE INDUSTRY
Membership in the NAFTZ empowers you and your organization to get to the heart of the issues facing the foreign-trade zone industry and to connect with other members whose interests coincide with your own. As a NAFTZ member, you will benefit from access to the very latest industry information and a wide array of resources covering all aspects of FTZs. The NAFTZ can also provide a platform which you can promote your business and brand.
GET THE MOST OF YOUR MEMBERSHIP
It all begins with you. By taking advantage of the leadership development and service involvement opportunities that your NAFTZ membership offers, you will enhance the reputation and effectiveness of your organization and give back to the profession.
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.
Email your completed membership application form to the Senior Manager of Communications & Member Services at Kwells@naftz.org.
MEMBERSHIP TYPES AND DUES
SERVICE PROVIDER DESIGNATED
- This membership applies to companies with a commercial interest in the Foreign-Trade Zones Program, but which do not process their own merchandise through an active zone project (e.g., attorneys, consultants, logistics, transportation and operating service providers, software providers, and 3PLs, ). Dues for membership in this category are $1,700.00 per year for the designated member and $350.00 per year for each additional member.
OPERATOR AND/OR USER DESIGNATED
- A corporation, partnership, or person: 1. processing, or currently pursuing approval to process, its own merchandise through a zone or subzone with the concurrence of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, even if some or all of that processing is outsourced, and whether or not under the terms of an agreement with a Grantee; (2) whose merchandise is processed by a third party through a public warehouse zone or subzone site, but which has no direct relationship with the Grantee; or (3) who operates a general purpose warehouse. Dues for membership in this category are $1,550.00 per year for the designated member and $350.00 per year for each additional member.
- This membership type applies to a public or private entity, to which the Foreign-Trade Zones Board has granted the privilege of establishing, operating, and maintaining a foreign-trade zone or otherwise recognizes as a grantee; whose zone was established at least one year prior to its submission of its application for membership in the Association; and which has at least one operator active with U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Dues for membership in this category are $1,250.00 per year for the designated member and $350.00 per year for each additional member.
INACTIVE GRANTEE DESIGNATED
- This membership type applies to a public or private entity, to which the Foreign-Trade Zones Board has granted the privilege of establishing, operating and maintaining a foreign-trade zone or otherwise recognizes as a grantee; whose zone was established at least one year prior to submission of its application for membership in the Association; but which has no operator active with U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Dues for membership in this category are $700.00 per year for the designated member and $350.00 per year for each additional member.
- A Grantee or Operator/User in their first year of Foreign-Trade Zones Board approval. Dues for membership in this category are $700.00 per year for the designated member and $350.00 per year for each additional member.
- This is a company membership 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. Dues for membership in this category are $500.00 per year.
- This member type is for corporations, partnerships, persons, organizations, institutions, civic entities, and public agencies with a policy or 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. Dues for membership in this category are $250.00 per year.
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:
- Service Provider
"While FTZ's are unique in many ways, NAFTZ keeps members informed on how larger issues like customs compliance and trade policy impact FTZ's along with sharing best practices for their operations. I have gained valuable connections and information to meet my advocacy and policy goals."
Advisor- Customs and Accounting American Petroleum Institute (API)
WE DELIVER VALUE BY CONNECTING MEMBERS IN FOUR WAYS
ACCESS TO MEMBERS ONLY RESOURCES
FREE Subscription and online access to the Zones Report, our monthly e-newsletter packed with the latest news about NAFTZ and the FTZ program
Receive timely emails anytime there’s new FTZ-related legislation or regulations and other key issues impacting the industry
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 policy 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.
Obtain your CZS and AZS Certifications
Demonstrate your knowledge in the FTZ program and regulatory environment by earning the new Certified Zone Specialist (CZS), and the Accredited Zone Specialist (AZS) designations.