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October 4, 2016

FTZ No. 68 attends the 20th Congress of the Latina America Free Trade Zones


 
October 1, 2016

FTZ Board Releases 2015 Annual Report to Congress




September 13, 2016

NAFTZ's Annual Conf. Oct. 16-19


September 12, 2016

El Paso becomes nation's 11th largest exporter




August 18, 2016

FTZ NO.68 Graduates Class Of Students

FTZ graduates yet another class of students in our 2 day "Principles of FTZ" Class, the students came from various Users and Operators, and Customs as well.
Students learned all the elements needed for basic introduction to the benefits of using Foreign - Trade Zone No.68.




July 28, 2016

FTZ No. 68 posts premier ad in National Magazine’s spotlight. See page 48



June 17, 2016

Report: El Paso ranks No. 9 for quality of life



June 16, 2016

FTZ NO.68 graduates class of students

FTZ NO.68 graduates yet another class of students in the Advanced Training Session held on June 15, 2016.
These great people learned valuable FTZ core functions in this interactive class and increased their value to their companies.




June 15, 2016

24 Hour Call Center to Support ACE

FDA is standing up a 24 hr/7 day a week help desk (called the ACE Support Center) to support the implementation of ACE.  This Call center will address issues with ACE and will help facilitate the resolution of an issue that is reported for an ACE entry.  FDA will continue to also provide e-mail support.  Issues related to ACE entries can be sent to ace_support@fdahhs.gov.


The Helpdesk will go live on Tuesday, June 14, 2016.  It can be reached at: 


Domestic Toll Free: 877-345-1101
Local/International: 571-620-7320


May 6, 2016

2016 El Paso-Ciudad Juárez Industry Summit stands as resounding success.


April 13, 2016

NAFTZ issues brief on Delivering Trade Equality for American Manufacturers
that discusses the disparity caused by free trade agreements on US based manufacturers.


April 1, 2016

2016 El Paso-Ciudad Juárez Industry Summit
El Paso’s Foreign Trade Zone event bolsters foreign, domestic trade in El Paso-Juarez region


March 7, 2016

FTZ No. 68 attends World Free Zone Convention in Bangkok, Thailand

Recently, FTZ No 68 Manager, Jose Quinonez was invited to participate at the World Free Zone Convention in Bangkok, Thailand.  The event was organized by the England based World Free Zone Convention and sponsored by various international media outlets including fDi Intelligence, Conway, Oxford Intelligence, and MX Media Group.  There were free trade zones from four continents with countries such as Cambodia, Ghana, India, Sri Lanka, Qatar, Thailand, and Uganda having a strong presence.  Quinonez made a presentation about the U.S. Foreign - Trade Zones program highlighting the success we have seen in the past ten years.  He also included information on the important role the National Association of Foreign Trade Zones plays in educating and advocating for the program, and he discussed the FTZ experience using El Paso's program as an example of its many uses and benefits.
 
February 25, 2016

FTZ graduates yet another class of students in our "Principles of FTZ Class"

FTZ graduates yet another class of students in our "Principles of FTZ Class, the students came from various Users and Operators, and Customs as well.  Students learned all the elements needed for basic introduction to the benefits of using Foreign - Trade Zone No.68
 
February 18, 2016

TRADE BULLETIN: Automated Commercial Environment and Partner Government Agency Seminar
 

February 2, 2016

NEWS RELEASE: El Paso's Foreing Trade Zone announces 2016 El Paso-Ciduad Juarez Industry Summit.
 

January 1, 2016

NAFTZ JOINS BUSINESS GROUP CALL FOR PROMPT PASSAGE OF CUSTOMS BILL

 
 
December 15, 2015

FTZ No. 68 hosts networking gathering.

On December 17, 2015, FTZ No. 68 hosted our Users, Operators, Strategic Partners, Potential Clients, and several other key individuals that have been an important part of our success. We wish them and you a Very Happy Holiday Season. May the Spirit of the Season touch you and yours.
 
 
February 18, 2015

TRADE BULLETIN: Automated Commercial Environment and Partner Government Agency Seminar
 

February 18, 2015

TRADE BULLETIN: Automated Commercial Environment and Partner Government Agency Seminar
 

December 1, 2015

El Paso's Foreign Trade Zone achieves significant momentum and announces new clients.

El Paso’s Foreign Trade Zone No. 68 has added Hanon Systems USA, LLC and Leumar Inc. to its already impressive Foreign Trade Zone Users and Operators list. 

Hanon Systems USA, LLC, formerly known as Hallah Visteon Climate Control produces compressors, intercoolers, hvac systems, and fluid transport systems for many of the major worldwide automotive brands.  Hanon Systems employs over 60 in El Paso.

Leumar Inc. is a multi-task third party logistics (3PL) company owned and operated by native El Pasoans.

For details on this, please see ftz.elpasotexas.gov


November 1, 2015

NEWS RELEASE: El Paso's Foreign Trade Zone No. 68 Manager Jose Quiñonez Elected to Chairmanship of the National Association of Foreign Trade Zones.
 

October 1, 2015
NAFTZ PRESS RELEASE -- Exports from Foreign-Trade Zones Hit Record High in 2014

FTZ Board’s Annual Report to Congress Shows Zone Exports Have Tripled Since 2009 For Immediate Release September 9, 2015 WASHINGTON —

The value of exports from America’s Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZs) increased by 24.8 percent in 2014, to a record-high $99.2 billion in merchandise exported, according to figures released by the U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones Board in its recent Annual Report to Congress. The 2014 export figure also represents a threefold growth of FTZ exports in the five years since 2009. FTZ employment also set a new record in 2014, with 420,000 jobs reported, representing a 7.7 percent increase over 2013 – far outpacing the overall U.S. employment growth of 1.9 percent. “The FTZ Board’s latest report confirms that the program continues to be a vital component of America’s trade policy,” said Daniel Griswold, President of the National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones. “The competitive advantage for companies operating in an FTZ has enabled them to boost their exports and employment to record levels, continuing their strong contribution to America’s economic recovery.” Foreign-status inputs to FTZs totaled $288.3 billion in 2014, accounting for 12.1 percent of all U.S. goods imports. FTZ imports have tripled as a share of U.S. imports over the past two decades. Imported oil continues to decline in relative importance in FTZ activity. In 2014, petroleum accounted for 51 percent of FTZ imports, the lowest share since 1996. Other, non-oil FTZ imports, such as industrial components and consumer goods, reached a record 5.9 percent of total U.S. imports in 2014. “Foreign-trade zones continue to be hubs of manufacturing activity where domestic and foreign-sourced inputs are combined by American workers on U.S. soil to produce value-added final products for export and domestic consumption,” said Daniel Griswold. “Key U.S. industries depend on the FTZ program to remain competitive. But we can do even better. U.S. Customs should take every step to fully integrate FTZs into the Automated Commercial Environment as soon as possible to ensure that U.S. FTZ manufacturing operations can take full advantage of global supply chains.” There were 179 active FTZs during 2014, with a total of 311 active production operations; 2,700 firms used FTZs during the year. The FTZ Board processed 57 applications for new or expanded production authority in 2014, and reorganized 18 zones under the alternative site framework (ASF).


September 4, 2015

NEWS RELEASE: El Paso's Foreign Trade Zone tops national rankings for merchandise received and exports
 

September 1, 2015

FTZ Announces the Yearly gathering of National Foreign Trade Zones
 
National Association of Foreign Trade Zones (NAFTZ)
Annual Conference & Exposition - Sept. 27-30, 2015
Loews Hollywood Hotel - Los Angeles, CA
 
[Click Here] for Up-to-Date Information - Booths are still available!
 
August 27, 2015 -- Foreign -Trade Zone No 68 conducted a two day Operations Training Course for companies.
The class learned how to use the the vast procedures and benefits of FTZ 68 to make sure their companies realize bottom line savings.

Pictured: Jose Quinonez Manager FTZ 68, Charlie Jacquez w/ Interload Forwarding, M. Rocio Esquivel FTZ 68 Coordinator, Abel Blanco Aries Freight, Adriana Villagrana w/ Interload Forwarding, and Dennis T Melonas FTZ 68 Coordinator.

Special thanks to the awesome Pat Hurtado, FTZ 68 Sr. Office Assistant!

Census Bureau: each US state's most important international trading partner

June 30, 2015 - FTZ No. 68 attends the 2015 Salon Internacional de Logistica Trade Show

May 8, 2015 - Thank you to all our exhibitors and guests for making the
2015 El Paso – Ciudad Juárez Industry Summit the best ever!
Check out some great pictures

April 2, 2015 - 2014 FTZ Performance Indicators

February 9, 2015 - Trade Mission Report: Colombia mission stands as major success

January 28, 2015 - CPB announces Trade Fair Next Week

January 12, 2015 - FTZ No. 68 has been invited to participate at SIL 2015 in Barcelona Spain - International Logistics & Material Handling Exhibition.
FTZ No. 68 has been invited to participate at SIL 2015 in Barcelona Spain to be held June 9-11, 2015 - SIL is the largest International Logistics & Material Handling Exhibition in southern Europe. Businesss interested in learning more about this internationsl event, can open the following


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