Foreign-Trade Zone #83

A Foreign-Trade Zone is a specially designated area, in or adjacent to a U.S. Port of Entry, which is considered to be outside the Customs Territory of the U.S. The following is a partial list of the many benefits you can attain when using a Foreign-Trade Zone or Subzone:

  • No duty is ever paid on re-exported merchandise from a zone.
  • If the merchandise is sold domestically, no duty is paid until it leaves the zone or zones.
  • No duty is paid on waste or scrap within a zone.
  • Generally, if foreign components are manufactured into a product which has a lower duty rate, then the lower duty applies. No duty applies to domestic content.
  • Both foreign and domestic merchandise in a zone may be stored, repacked, manipulated, manufactured, processed, destroyed, or otherwise altered or changed.
  • Generally, when foreign merchandise is sold to the U.S. Government no duty is charged.

To find out how FTZs or Subzones can benefit your company, contact the Huntsville Foreign-Trade Zone Corporation.

2850 Wall Triana Highway
Huntsville, AL  35824
PH: (256) 772-3105

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