December 17, 2019
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 2019. 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, 2020).
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 2019
report will be available in the system on January 1, 2020. 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 from
Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 1:00 - 2:00 pm EST - webinar covering operators' use of OFIS to fill out and submit their annual report to the grantee using OFIS.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 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 16 webinar.)
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 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 26, 2020 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 21 webinar.)
RSVPs are required for these webinars. Please RSVP to FTZ@trade.gov by the following deadlines:
For the January 16 webinar, RSVP by January 15.
For the February 19 webinar, RSVP by February 18.
For the January 21 webinar, RSVP by January 17.
For the February 26 webinar, RSVP by February 25.
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 and Staff Director
U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones Board