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U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones Attract FDI to United States

Posted by on Apr 24, 2013 in FTZ News | 0 comments

  By Daniel Griswold, President, National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones (NAFTZ)  (Location USA / April 2013) With their streamlined regulations and many advantages, U.S. foreign-trade zones have become home to the successful operations of many foreign-owned affiliates. For a company looking to locate an affiliate in the United States, the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZs) program, established in 1934, can provide a secure,...

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Logistics Market Snapshot :: February Edition

Posted by on Feb 21, 2013 in FTZ News | 0 comments

U.S. exports of goods and services reached a record $2.2 trillion in 2012. Exports in 2012 outpaced the growth in imports for the first time since 2007. Exports as a share of U.S. GDP were 13.9% in 2012 .  (Source: BLS) Intermodal container volumes hit a record high in 2012 with 13.1 million moves, a 5.9% increase year-over-year. Domestic...

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NAFTZ Legislative Seminar Feb 12, Washington, DC

Posted by on Feb 6, 2013 in FTZ News | 0 comments

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 U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials. Past seminars have included presentations from Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary at the...

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56% Increase in Exports from FTZ’s Reported

Posted by on Feb 6, 2013 in FTZ News | 0 comments

  Foreign-Trade Zones Board’s Annual Report Shows Major Increases in Zone Activity Significant Jump in Exports Reported   Washington, D.C. – In its Annual Report to Congress released this morning, the Foreign-Trade Zones Board documents that exports from FTZs increased by 56 percent in 2011 over Fiscal Year 2010 figures. By comparison, overall U.S. goods exported during that same...

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Global Trade magazine highlights benefits of the FTZ program in today’s global supply chain

Posted by on Aug 10, 2012 in FTZ News | 0 comments

Global Trade magazine recently published an article, “Free the Trade Zone,” that discusses the FTZ program and quotes NAFTZ members Trey Boring, Suzan Carroll-Ramsey, Brandi Hanback, and NAFTZ President, Daniel Griswold. To view this article, please click...

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Register now for the NAFTZ 2012 Annual Seminar and Exposition

Posted by on Aug 10, 2012 in FTZ News | 0 comments

Register now for the NAFTZ 2012 Annual Seminar and Exposition, Sept 9-12, San Diego, CA...

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National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones (NAFTZ) releases 2012 Report

Posted by on Aug 9, 2012 in FTZ News | 0 comments

The 2012 edition of the annual state-by-state study, The Impact of Foreign-Trade Zones on the 50 States and Puerto Rico, has been released. Fully updated with the most recent data, the study documents the positive impact of the FTZ program on state and local economic development. More than any other single source, this new NAFTZ study reports the companies...

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