December 11 2014
FTZ annual report - no-cost webinars on submitting your report via OFIS
You are receiving this e-mail because you are listed as the contact for an operator or grantee of a foreign-trade zone (FTZ).
As you probably know, you will soon need to prepare and submit your FTZ annual report for calendar year 2014. Each operator's
report to its zone's grantee is due by the deadline set by the grantee (with the grantee then submitting its report to the FTZ
Board by March 31).
All reports must be submitted through the Online FTZ Information System (OFIS) which is accessible through the FTZ Board's
website - www.trade.gov/ftz. Training videos and tutorials on the use of OFIS are also available under the "Tutorial" link at
the top of the page in OFIS. If you have problems accessing your account or preparing the report, please contact Liz Whiteman
(202-482-0473, Elizabeth.Whiteman@trade.gov) or Marsha Foust (202-482-2862, Marsha.Foust@trade.gov).
To supplement the training videos and tutorials, we will be holding the following no-cost webinars (each of which will
incorporate time for questions from participants):
Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 1:00 pm EST - webinar covering operators' use of OFIS to fill out and submit their annual report
to the grantee using OFIS.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 2:00 pm EST - webinar covering operators' use of OFIS to fill out and submit their annual report
to the grantee using OFIS. (Same content as the January 15 webinar.)
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 1:00 pm EST - webinar covering grantees' use of OFIS to finalize and submit their annual report to
the FTZ Board.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 2:00 pm EST - webinar covering grantees' use of OFIS to finalize and submit their annual
report to the FTZ Board. (Same content as the January 27 webinar.)
RSVPs are required for these webinars. Please RSVP to FTZ@trade.gov by the following deadlines:
For the January 15 webinar, RSVP by January 13.
For the February 4 webinar, RSVP by February 2.
For the January 27 webinar, RSVP by January 23.
For the February 25 webinar, RSVP by February 23.
Each RSVP should include the individual's name and e-mail address. Prior to the webinars, participants will receive an e-mail
with the call-in number and passcode to be used to access the webinars.
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office at (202) 482-2862 or FTZ@trade.gov
Executive Secretary and Staff Director
U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones Board