List of Grantees At Risk of Fines or Other Penalties Due to Non-Submission of Mandatory Annual Report
June 20, 2008
The Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Act of 1934 (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u) requires each FTZ grantee to submit annually a report to the
FTZ Board on the zone's operations (19 U.S.C. 81p(b)), which is used to create the FTZ Board's Annual Report to Congress
(19 U.S.C. 81p(c)).
In mid-May 2007, the FTZ Board staff mailed warning notices to all FTZ grantees whose fiscal-year 2006 annual reports
(due January 31, 2007) had not yet been received. At the same time, the FTZ Board published on its web site the list of
those zones. As a result, a number of grantees have provided their missing FY 2006 reports to the FTZ Board.
According to our records, the following FTZ grantees' FY 2006 annual reports are still outstanding. The FTZ Board can not
approve any requests from those grantees until their FY 2006 reports are received. In addition, it is important to note
that any grantee's continued failure to submit their annual report could constitute a willful violation of the FTZ Act.
Such a violation could lead to fines (19 U.S.C. 81s) or, if repeated, to revocation of a FTZ's grant of authority
(19 U.S.C. 81r).
Any grantee that has not yet submitted its FY 2006 report should do so as soon as possible. If a zone is inactive, the
grantee is required to submit a brief letter to that effect which also describes the current status of the zone project and
efforts being made to market and utilize the zone (click here for a sample letter). For more information, please contact Liz Whiteman of the FTZ Board staff at (202) 482-0473 or
||Name of Zone
||Starr County, TX
||Whatcom, County, WA
||New Haven, CT
||Miami (Wynwood), FL
||Klamath Falls, OR
||Toole County, MT
||Kodiak Island, AK