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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 31, 2023

FTZ’ine February 2023

Still Working The Brakes – The Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates again today, reflecting the continued strength of the U.S. economy. Inflation is down from its peak last year, but the Fed wants additional reductions in the pace of consumer price increases. U.S. chickens have so far been unruffled by any federal action to pen in price […]
January 3, 2023

FTZ’ine January 2023

End Of Eras – We hope all our readers enjoyed a safe and enjoyable holiday with family and friends. Just before we left for a much needed break, Congress passed a massive $1.7T omnibus spending bill to fund the military and government through Sept. 30th, the end of the government fiscal year. The bill includes pay raises for service members […]
December 1, 2022

FTZ’ine December 2022

Next The revolving door at the top of U.S. Customs and Border Protection was spinning again last month as Chris Magnus was pressured to resign as Commissioner. While administration concerns with Magnus centered on Border Control, it leaves U.S. trade policy enforcement without a leader once again. Still no word on an ILWU contract as west coast container volume continues […]
November 1, 2022

FTZ’ine November 2022

Click That Lever: Baseball season is now officially over, as far as the Yankee fans at the FTZ’ine are concerned. For reasons that are not apparent here in DC, two teams are still playing anyway. What is clear is that election season is in full swing, with Election Day 2022 just one week from today. Tight, meaningful races abound this […]