|What happens if a zone is approved but never activated?
Each zone and subzone is subject to a lapse provision. If the zone has not activated
with CBP in five years it is considered to have lapsed. There is an 18-month
re-instatement period following the lapse during which time the zone or subzone can
complete the activation requirements and notify the Board's Executive Secretary.
For more information on the lapse provision, click here.