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NAFTZ’s Annual Conference & Exposition, September 14-17, 2014

Posted by on May 28, 2014 in FTZ News | 0 comments

Registration is open for the National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones’ 2014 Annual Conference and Exposition, September 14-17, Forth Worth, Texas. Each year, the conference provides a combination of general sessions, specialized breakout tracks for Grantees and Operator/Users, and thought-provoking round-table discussions. Regular speakers at the annual conference include high-ranking government officials from U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the...

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GFTZ and Panama Gateway International Association Announce Partnership

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in FTZ News, Georgia News, Logistics News | 0 comments

Georgia Foreign-Trade Zone and Panama Gateway International Association Announce Partnership Encouraging Trade and Investment Opportunities for Business  Atlanta, Ga., April 15, 2014 – Georgia Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc.and Panama Gateway International Association, Inc.announced a new partnership to benefit companies in Georgia and Panama by increasing knowledge of trade and business opportunities. Georgia Foreign-Trade Zone (GFTZ) and Panama Gateway International Association (PGIA)...

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NAFTZ Spring Seminar – May 4-6, 2014

Posted by on Mar 5, 2014 in FTZ News | 0 comments

  Register now for the National Association of Foreign-Trade Zone’s (NAFTZ) 28th Annual Spring Seminar, May 4-6, 2014, at the Hyatt at Olive 8, Seattle, Washington. The program features specialized sessions for Operators/Users, Grantees, and Consultants. Full program and registration details are available...

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The Manzella Report: Customs Automation and Foreign-Trade Zones Facilitate U.S. Trade

Posted by on Mar 5, 2014 in FTZ News, Trade News | 0 comments

  This article by NAFTZ President Dan Griswold appeared in the Manzella Report on February 27, 2014. Trade bills do not seem to be moving any faster through Congress than other legislation these days. But with an executive order on February 19, President Obama took a welcome step toward facilitating the freer flow of goods across the U.S. border....

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NAFTZ Legislative & Regulatory Seminar – February 11, 2014

Posted by on Jan 10, 2014 in FTZ News | 0 comments

  The National Association of Foreign-Trade Zone’s 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 key officials. Past seminars have included presentations from Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary...

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Is an FTZ for you? – World Trade Magazine Article on FTZ Benefits

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

  World Trade Magazine recently published an article highlighting the benefits of operating in a Foreign-Trade Zone. Is an FTZ for you? Most companies involved in international trade can benefit from using a foreign trade zone. August 1, 2013 Foreign trade zones (FTZ) are one of the more powerful tools available to companies involved in world trade, but they...

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U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones Help Georgia Attract Foreign Investment – Journal of Commerce

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

  U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones Help Georgia Attract Foreign Investment The Journal of Commerce, September 2, 2013 Julie Brown, President & CEO, Georgia Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc. The U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones program offers a hospitable and profitable environment for global companies looking to invest in my home state of Georgia and throughout the United States. …For all those reasons, word is definitely...

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FTZ #26 Featured Among Top 25 FTZs

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

  In its September 2013 issue, Global Trade Magazine profiles the top 25 Foreign-Trade Zones, based on warehouse and distribution exports. The article featured FTZ #26 in the number 3 spot, with $725  million in warehouse/distribution exports during...

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The Manzella Report: Foreign-Trade Zone Exports Break Records

Posted by on Oct 1, 2013 in FTZ News | 0 comments

  Last week, The Manzella Report published an op-ed by NAFTZ President Dan Griwsold. The article discusses the data found in the FTZ Board’s recently released Annual Report to Congress, in which FTZ exports were shown to have reached nearly $70 billion in 2012. Read the full article...

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Foreign-Trade Zones Board Releases 2012 Annual Report to Congress

Posted by on Oct 1, 2013 in FTZ News | 0 comments

  The U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board recently released its 2012 Annual Report to Congress. The report shows record numbers in key areas of the FTZ program: Exports from foreign-trade zones are up 29 percent from 2011. Merchandise received has exceeded its peak of 2008, reaching a record high of $732.2. The number of companies using the zones program...

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