About Us

The National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones is a not-for-profit trade association of 650 members representing public and private organizations involved in the foreign-trade zones program, including state and local governments, economic development organizations, distribution and warehouse firms, corporations engaged in exporting and importing, and legal services and professional consulting firms. FTZs play an important role in facilitating international trade and increasing the global competitiveness of U.S.-based companies by maintaining the cost competitiveness of U.S.-based operations with their foreign-based competitors. Over 2,400 U.S. companies and 320,000 American workers participate in the FTZ economy. NAFTZ is the primary voice of communities and industries that utilize the FTZ program, including zone grantees, operators and users.