Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a foreign-trade zone?
What is the ASF?
What are the types of zone sites?
Who is on the Foreign-Trade Zones Board?
What are the benefits to a zone user?
What are the public benefits?
How is CBP involved?
Are zones outside the US?
What activity is permitted in zones?
What products can be placed in a zone?
Where can a zone be located?
How do I know if a zone is right for my community/company?
What type of authority can I apply for?
Who can apply?
What is the application process?
What is the process to obtain production authority?
Is there a fee to apply?
What happens after a zone is approved?
What happens if a zone is approved but never activated?
How many zones exist now?
Where are zones currently located?
What are the primary products/industries using zones?
How do I get more information?
Glossary of FTZ Terms
Small & Medium-Sized Companies
Background Information on the FTZ Program
Export Assistance Centers