December 14, 2018
FTZ annual report - no-cost webinars on submitting your report via OFIS
You are receiving this e-mail because you are listed as the contact for an operator or grantee of a foreign-trade zone (FTZ). As you probably know,
you will soon need to prepare and submit your FTZ annual report for calendar year 2018. Each operator's report to its zone's grantee is due by the
deadline set by the grantee (with the grantee then submitting its report to the FTZ Board by March 31, 2019).
All reports must be submitted through the Online FTZ Information System (OFIS) which is accessible through the FTZ Board's website - www.trade.gov/ftz.
The 2018 report will be available in the system on January 1, 2019. Training videos and tutorials on the use of OFIS are also available under the
"Tutorial" link at the top of the page in OFIS. If you have problems accessing your account or preparing the report, please contact Liz Whiteman
(202-482-0473, Elizabeth.Whiteman@trade.gov) or Marsha Foust (202-482-2862, Marsha.Foust@trade.gov).
To supplement the training videos and tutorials, we will be holding the following no-cost webinars (each of which will incorporate time for questions
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 1:00 - 2:00 pm EST - webinar covering operators' use of OFIS to fill out and submit their annual report to the grantee
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 2:00 - 3:00 pm EST - webinar covering operators' use of OFIS to fill out and submit their annual report to the
grantee using OFIS. (Same content as the January 15 webinar.)
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 1:00 - 2:00 pm EST - webinar covering grantees' use of OFIS to finalize and submit their annual report to the FTZ Board.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 2:00 - 3:00 pm EST - webinar covering grantees' use of OFIS to finalize and submit their annual report to the FTZ
Board. (Same content as the January 22 webinar.)
RSVPs are required for these webinars. Please RSVP to FTZ@trade.gov by the following deadlines:
For the January 15 webinar, RSVP by January 14.
For the February 13 webinar, RSVP by February 12.
For the January 22 webinar, RSVP by January 18.
For the February 20 webinar, RSVP by February 19.
Each RSVP should include the individual's name and e-mail address. Prior to the webinars, participants will receive an e-mail with the call-in
number and passcode to be used to access the webinars.
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office at (202) 482-2862 or FTZ@trade.gov.
Executive Secretary/Staff Director, U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Enforcement and Compliance
U.S. Department of Commerce | International Trade Administration
(202) 482-2862; email@example.com