May 4, 2012

FTZ Board Update: Training in New York, Chicago and San Diego

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As mentioned in prior FTZ Board updates, we are planning a series of free events across the country to provide training and enable discussion about the FTZ Board's new regulations.

In addition to the already announced events on May 8 in Atlanta and May 17 in Houston, we now have details on the event in San Diego on September 13 and have scheduled a training/outreach session in New York City on July 24. We are also planning a similar event for Chicago the week of July 16.

Details of the Atlanta and Houston events were sent previously and are available in the What's New box on our website (www.trade.gov/ftz ). Specific information on the Chicago event will be sent out and posted to our website once the event has been finalized.

The San Diego and New York City events will have the following format:

9:00 a.m. to noon - General training open to anyone interested in attending (including grantees) - Will cover a range of provisions of the new regulations, plus enable Q & A/discussion.

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Outreach session for officials of grantee organizations - Will focus on regulatory provisions that have a direct impact on the grantee role, and enable Q & A/discussion.

There will be no charge for attendees.

RSVPs are needed for the training/outreach events. To register, please e-mail your name, title, and company/organization to ftz@trade.gov or call Marsha Foust at (202) 482-2862 by the dates indicated below. Please specify which training/outreach session(s) you would like to attend.

The location for the San Diego event on September 13 is:

Silver Room at the San Diego Concourse (part of the Civic Center adjacent to City Hall)
202 C Street
San Diego, CA 92101
RSVP by September 10, 2012

The location for the New York City event on July 24 is:

Conference room 4A/B (4th floor)
New York City Economic Development Corporation
110 William Street
New York, NY 10038
RSVP by July 20, 2012

And, as always, do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.

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