FTZ Program


The foreign-trade zone program provides customs relief and support for U.S. businesses, whose operations include import and export activities. Companies that become zone operators are able to be more competitive. They can defer payment of U.S. Customs duties and excise taxes until merchandise is shipped from the zone into the U.S. market.

This benefit applies to imported finished goods, as well as goods manufactured in a zone using foreign components. Here’s how:

Duty Reduction

Duty Deferral

Duty Elimination

Lower Business Costs, Greater Profit

Simplified Processes

Regional Advantages

19 Ways FTZs Save Companies Money