Friday, August 19, 2016

Erik Autor Appointed President of The National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones

Erik Autor, an experienced authority on international trade, customs and transportation issues, has been has been appointed president of The National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones. NAFTZ Chairman Jose QuiƱonez, FTZ manager for the City of El Paso, Texas, announced the appointment.

Autor joins NAFTZ after fifteen years as vice president and international trade counsel at the National Retail Federation and three years as an international business consultant. He succeeds Daniel Griswold, who served as NAFTZ president for four years.

Autor began his career as a law clerk at the U.S. Court of International Trade in New York after receiving his undergraduate and graduate degrees from UCLA and the London School of Economics, and joint law degrees from Duke University. He then joined the international trade group at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom in Washington, DC, and served six years as international trade counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance before joining the National Retail Federation.

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