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The Foreign-Trade Zine is the eMagazine of the Foreign-Trade Zone community. Each month, we cover local, national, and international news that affects FTZ operators, users, and Grantees. We also catalog Federal Register notices published by the Department of Commerce so you can keep abreast of the activity in the program across the country. Ready to get started? Send an email with the subject line “Subscribe” to

January 5, 2022

FTZ’ine January 2022

Happy New Year! – The FTZ’ine staff hopes everyone enjoyed a safe, healthy, and happy New Year. A surprise winter storm arrived this week just in time to close DC schools, offices, and your federal government before anyone could put 2022 to the test. The town looks pretty in white though, as you can see from the banner photo. Speaking […]
December 1, 2021

FTZ’ine December 2021

Omigoodness Another Variant – The World Health Organization announced a new “variant of concern” last week, right as America was preparing to celebrate Thanksgiving. It felt like déjà vu all over again. Britain responded immediately to the announcement by restricting flights from 6 African countries, and EU leaders recommended the same measure for its members. Those moves sparked fears of […]
November 2, 2021

FTZ’ine November 2021

Prepare For Air – It was always faster. But it was never cheaper. With the current multiplier on container rates, plus the now customary demurrage and detention charges, on top of new terminal fees just going into effect, it may now be less expensive to ship your merchandise by air than by ocean. The G-20 meeting in Rome this past […]
September 30, 2021

FTZ’ine October 2021

Happy New Year! – Happy New Government Fiscal Year that is. FY 2022 starts today and while it does not have a budget, it does have temporary funding approved just hours ago by both chambers of Congress and the President. That postpones concerns of a government shutdown . . . until December 3rd when the new spending authorization will expire. […]