December 11, 2015
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 2015. 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 14, 2016 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 10, 2016 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 14 webinar.)
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 1:00 pm EST - webinar covering grantees' use of OFIS to finalize and submit their annual report to the FTZ Board.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 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 26 webinar.)
RSVPs are required for these webinars. Please RSVP to FTZ@trade.gov by the following deadlines:
For the January 14 webinar, RSVP by January 13.
For the February 10 webinar, RSVP by February 9.
For the January 26 webinar, RSVP by January 25.
For the February 24 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