FTZs BENEFIT YOUR BUSINESS
Avoid paying duties on imported merchandise until the merchandise is removed from the FTZ and enters U.S. commerce.
Get relief through inverted tariffs when you use imported components in production activity. Apply the lower duty to the foreign content to be competitive with offshore producers.
Avoid duties and drawback on merchandise that is re-exported or destroyed.
REDUCED MERCHANDISE PROCESSING FEES (MPF)
Instead of filing multiple Customs entries per week, file as little as one per week, capping the MPF payment to $538.40 per week or approximately $28k per year.
NO TIME CONSTRAINTS ON STORAGE
Merchandise may remain in an FTZ indefinitely, whether or not it is subject to duty.
MORE EASILY MEET EXPORTATION REQUIREMENTS
Merchandise can be transferred from the Customs territory to an FTZ to satisfy export requirements.
INCREASED SECURITY AND LOWER INSURANCE COSTS
The increased Customs & Border Protection security requirements for FTZs, as well as federal criminal sanctions, not only deter theft but can also lower insurance premiums.