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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

September 1, 2022

FTZ’ine September 2022

What I Did This Summer Well that was fast. With the Labor Day holiday just days away your Nation’s Capitol can now look back at its accomplishments and disappointments of hot, dry Summer 2022. There were legislative successes. First, Congress passed the CHIPS and Science Act to stimulate the reshoring of semiconductor manufacturing in the United States. Then, seemingly out […]
August 2, 2022

FTZ’ine August 2022

The Race To Recess – The Senate goes on summer vacation beginning this coming Monday, August 8th, until Labor Day. They have been trying to get all their work done before then, and have actually had some surprising successes. No Toto, there is still no federal budget, but Congress did agree on an incentive plan to try and bring supply […]
June 30, 2022

FTZ’ine July 2022

Breathe In, Breathe Out, Breathe In . . . International traders are breathing easier now that the new list of Chinese companies with import bans has been published . . . and looks a lot like the old list. That helped smooth the June implementation of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA), and eased the breathing patterns of US […]
June 1, 2022

FTZ’ine June 2022

Summer Heat Is Here – The FTZ’ine staff hopes everyone enjoyed a well-deserved Memorial Day break. That unofficial start to summer has brought heat, literally and figuratively, to your Nation’s Capital. There are signs that the US economy is slowing quickly. Major retailers including Target and Walmart just reported weaker-than-expected first quarter sales and earnings. Wall Street has struggled to […]