What is a Foreign-Trade Zone?

An FTZ provides a secure and ‘neutral’ area outside the U.S. Customs territory. Users may bring certain products into the Zone under bond without formal Customs entry, payment of Customs duties or government excise taxes. When these products leave the Zone to enter the domestic marketplace, all applicable customs duties must be paid. If the products are exported out of the country, then no duty or taxes are ever paid on them.

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Foreign-Trade Zone Sites

Our Foreign Trade Zone is organized under the Alternative Site Framework and includes the following 11 counties in its Service Area: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Somerset, Washington and Westmoreland.

You can contact Colleen Poremski at RIDC to find out if your company would qualify for this duty deferral/duty savings federal program.

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