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February 1, 2018

February 2018

All Locked Up The Potomac River doesn’t normally freeze solid anymore. But an unusually cold blast of winter locked up the entire river this year . . . and seemingly the rest of Washington D.C. as well. The chill seemed to blow through the halls of Congress, freezing up the federal government for 3 days last month!  
January 3, 2018

January 2018

2018, A New Year With New Resolutions After December took Washington D.C. on a weather roller coaster between 20 and 60 degrees, January starts off the new year with a steady forecast of COLD.  Enough to frost the nose of a gentleman from Virginia.  Temperatures in the mid-west and northeast have been so frigid that even truck and train travel […]
December 1, 2017

December 2017

THE HOLIDAYS COME TO WASHINGTON Last night the First Lady pressed the button to light the National Christmas Tree located in the Ellipse, just behind the White House.  The tradition of a National Tree is now almost 100 years old.  The Staff at the FTZine wish you and yours a Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday season, and best wishes for a joyful […]
November 17, 2017

November 2017

WELCOME TO THE NEW FTZINE! We’ve redesigned our layout to make the FTZine easier to read than ever before.  Still the same piercing analysis of the top news affecting the Foreign-Trade Zone community, and a compendium of the month’s public notices issued by the U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones Board here in Washington.  Even better, you can now view current and past issues on the completely […]