Jose Quiñonez A.Z.S., C.M., was elected to Chairman of the National Association of Foreign Trade Zones (NAFTZ). Quiñonez serves as the Foreign-Trade Zone Manager of FTZ No. 68, a division of El Paso International Airport.
His responsibilities there include being the Grantee representative, General Purpose Zone Operator, and liaison with federal agencies that have a regulatory role with El Paso’s Foreign-Trade Zone. In addition to being a licensed Accredited Zones Specialist (A.Z.S.), he is a certified member of the American Association of Airport Executives.
The National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones (NAFTZ), an association of public and private members, is the collective voice of the U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones Program. The NAFTZ is the Program’s principal educator and the leader in demonstrating the program’s value and role in the changing environment of international trade. NAFTZ is instrumental in supporting economic development objectives and global competiveness of its members by providing a forum for disseminating relevant information, and advocacy support on international trade issues. The NAFTZ provides the tools executives need to improve the management and operations of their Foreign Trade Zones, including identifying and analyzing trends affecting our nation’s communities, establishing benchmarking studies, and sharing best practices. To serve its members and partners as the premier U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones advocacy and educational organization, though public-private partnerships to promote the U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones Program as an economic development tool for job creation and investmen
Mr. Quiñonez highlighted that: “The vision and mission of the NAFTZ remains unchanged today and that Foreign Trade Zones are positioned to grow more and impact the overall economy more than at any time in our history. The NAFTZ will continue to develop strategies and policies to bolster Foreign Trade Zones as a pillar of trade, for U.S. based companies.”