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: United States' Foreign-Trade Zones: Overview, Policies, and Procedures (Trade Issues, Policies and Laws) (): D'onofrio, Raffaele: Books. A Foreign Trade Zone is the United States’ version of a Free Trade Zone. Essentially, a free trade zone is a geographical area which can provide cost savings for companies involved in import and export activities. In the United States, a Foreign Trade Zone must be in or adjacent to a Port of Entry. The geographical area refers to an area. "In a world where trade barriers increase, foreign trade zones become more valuable," said former U.S. trade negotiator Matt Gold. 16 As the realm of import-export trade changes – sometimes in favor of trade protectionism – tariffs can increase and longtime free trade agreements might become vulnerable. Tiefenbrun, Susan () "U.S. Foreign Trade Zones of the United States, Free-Trade Zones of the World, and their Impact on the Economy," Journal of International Business and Law: Vol. Iss. 2, Article
Free Trade Zones Around the World Foreign-trade zones (FTZs)1 are the U.S. version of free trade zones scattered around the world. Zones elsewhere are called by many different names (See Text Box.) Free trade zones are a specific type of restricted access (e.g., fenced-in) industrial park housing concentrations of production. Foreign Trade Zones Manual. EOOFO Document Posting Date: Ma This document may qualify as a “guidance document” as set forth in Executive Order and interpretations thereof; such guidance documents are not binding and lack the force and effect of law, except as authorized by law or as incorporated into a contract. Zones are listed by state and include contact information. How to Apply Forms, guidelines, instructions and everything you need to know about FTZ applications. Already in a Zone? Information for grantees, operators and users, including Annual Report information and more. FTZ Production Center. Foreign Trade Zones are federally designated, secure locations in the United States that are considered outside of the commerce of the U.S. The major advantage of merchandise admitted to an FTZ is that it is treated as though it were located outside the United States for customs duty purposes.
US Foreign Trade Zones US Foreign Trade Zones An explanation of Foreign Trade Zones and how exporters can utilize them. This information is from "A Basic Guide to Exporting" provided by the U.S. Commercial Service to assist U.S. companies with exporting. Last Published: 10/20/ The benefits the Foreign Trade Zones program can offer importers, distributors, manufacturers and processors located in the United States are numerous. The primary benefits include: Weekly Customs entry savings Duty deferral until import is delivered from zone Duty elimination on waste, scrap, and yield loss Duty elimination on rejected or defective parts Duty elimination. US Foreign Trade ZonesUS Foreign Trade Zones An explanation of Foreign Trade Zones and how exporters can utilize them. This information is from "A Basic Guide to Exporting" provided by the U.S. Commercial Service to assist U.S. companies with exporting. TEXAS FOREIGN-TRADE ZONES 7 Operator: Foreign Trade Zone Operating Co. of Texas P.O. Box , Dallas, TX Terry Parent () Fax () FTZ No. Liberty County Grantee: Liberty County Economic Development Foreign-Trade Zone P.O. Box , Liberty, TX John Hebert () Fax () Houston.