Q. What are the Navajo Nation's main exports?
A. The Navajo Agricultural Products Industry (NAPI) currently exports alfalfa, potatoes, pinto beans, and onions into various cities in Mexico. Some of these cities include: Juarez, Delicious, Torreon, Mexiclia, and Montrey. NAPI is also expected to export grain products once permits are granted by Mexican authorities. Visit their website at http://www.navajopride.com.
The Navajo Arts and Crafts Enterprise (NACE) has agreements in place with entities in Japan, France, Austria, Amsterdam, Germany, and England to market its jewelry. Visit their website at http://www.gonavajo.com.
Q. How much revenue is generated by exports?
A. NAPI products generate between $2-3 million per year, while NACE currently generates between $100,000 - $150,000 annually.
Q. Does the Navajo Nation have a foreign trade zone?
A. No, it does not. However, companies are eligible for Indian Country Federal Tax Incentives, which states that employers on the Navajo Nation are allowed federal income tax credits based on the number of Navajo employees and are allowed accelerated rates of depreciation on capitalized building and equipment.