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U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones
Encouraging activity and investment in the U.S.

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

Foreign-Trade Zones Resources

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How to Apply
Formats, guidance and instructions on requests for FTZ authority and site and subzone designations.
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Online FTZ Information System (OFIS)
Provides information on each foreign-trade zone such as contact information, sites, subzones and Federal Register notices. This is the link you will use to submit your Annual Report.
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How to use OFIS
This link provides instructions on finding copies of recent applications and comments received in OFIS. Information on the annual report is also available here.
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Reading Room
Information on past FTZ approvals, including for production authority. Links are also available to other reference and guidance documents as well as lists of recent staff cases.
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Grantee Information Page
Information to assist FTZ Grantees in implementing and managing their foreign-trade zones

Reference Links

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Background Information on FTZs

FAQs, a training video, a glossary of FTZ terms, and other information on the FTZ program

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Foreign-Trade Zones Act

Read the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, 19 U.S.C. sections 81a-81u.

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Foreign-Trade Zones Regulations

Review the 2012 preamble and Subparts A-G of the FTZ Regulation 15 CFR Part 400.

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Annual Report to Congress

View past annual reports to the Congress of the United States dating back to 2000.

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If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

CBP Information

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CBP FTZ Information

Information about U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) oversight of FTZs as well as information for CBP on FTZ Board procedures.