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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

March 31, 2021

FTZ’ine April 2021

DC Is Blooming – No Fooling; The Cherry Blossoms of Spring are always a welcome distraction in your Nation’s Capital.  Though access is highly restricted this year, early risers can still get a chance to enjoy this special rite that punctuates the end to winter.  News on the economy has also been warmer and folks have even started to talk […]
March 2, 2021

FTZ’ine March 2021

Trade Takes A Back Seat We understand there is still a pandemic going on.  Even so, with international trade likely a key part of the global economic recovery, it was disappointing to learn last month that trade did not make the short list of President Biden’s current priorities. That is not to say that nothing happened in the world of […]
February 2, 2021

FTZ’ine February 2021

Back To Business: It was QUITE the month in your nation’s capital, capped off with a frosty blanket of snow and ice.  Before that heavy precipitation made your Nation’s Capital look angelic, however, there was a storming of the Capitol, a contested electoral college confirmation, and a vote in the House that impeached a President of the United States for […]
January 2, 2021

FTZ’ine January 2021

It’s Over – The best part about the New Year . . . is that it swept out the old one.  Perhaps the year 2020 will become like the 13th Floor; simply dropped from the list and never mentioned or discussed.  Next!   The end of the year was particularly active for trade news which gets 2021 off to a […]