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November 29, 2018

December 2018

  The FTZ Industry Waited All Month November made for a lot of waiting in the FTZ industry. Significant leadership changes in Congress as a result of Election Day won’t all be worked out until next year. The US-Mexico-Canada Agreement, the free trade agreement intended to replace NAFTA, was signed on the last day of the month, with frenetic negotiations […]
November 1, 2018

November 2018

  Leaves haven’t changed, but will the color of the House or Senate? The trees surrounding your Capitol building have not yet changed color due to the warm and wet weather last month in Washington DC. Those trees will turn eventually, but what about the Capitol itself? Will either or both chambers change from Red to Blue? Should that happen […]
October 1, 2018

October 2018

While Justice Was In The Balance, Huge Trade Moves In September, the nation was gripped by the succession plans for Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement. At the same time, there was a lot of important trade news of interest to the FTZ community in the month. First and foremost, the negotiating deadline which expired just last night brought us […]
September 4, 2018

September 2018

Washington Says Goodbye to John McCain This past weekend the nation and its capital said goodbye to John McCain, whom colleagues described as “the last lion of the Senate.” After lying in state at the U.S. Capitol, the Vietnam veteran and longtime Arizona senator was honored with a memorial service at Washington National Cathedral.  John Sidney McCain III was praised […]