April 27, 2012

FTZ Board Update: New Application Procedures

PLEASE SHARE THIS UPDATE WITH YOUR FTZ OPERATORS, USERS AND OTHERS WHO MAY BE INTERESTED IN THE FTZ PROGRAM.

April 30, 2012, is the effective date for most provisions of the FTZ Board's revised regulations (which were published on February 28, 2012 and are available on our website).

Starting April 30, new streamlined procedures will be in effect for applications or requests to the FTZ Board. A summary of the new procedures is available via the "What's New" box on our main webpage. The direct link for the summary is:

https://enforcement.trade.gov/ftzpage/regs/summaryofchanges.html

We will discuss the procedural changes (along with other elements of the revised regulations) during the training and outreach events we're planning at various locations across the country. See:

https://enforcement.trade.gov/ftzpage/regs/events.html

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office at (202) 482-2862 or ftz@trade.gov.

Andrew McGilvray
Executive Secretary and Staff Director
U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(202) 482-2862
www.trade.gov/ftz