Depending on the type of business activities conducted in a Foreign Trade Zone, your company may be able to take advantage of special Customs procedures, such as direct delivery and weekly entries, which can facilitate a more timely flow of goods both in and out of the United States.

Identifying the Operation

What does your company do?

Is your company not substantially transforming the merchandise?

  • Warehousing?
  • Warehouse and distribution?
  • Value-added activity (cleaning, inspecting, labeling)?

Is your company substantially transforming the merchandise?

  • Kitting?
  • Assembly?
  • Manufacturing?

Is the merchandise foreign sourced?

  • Direct or indirect imports?

What is being imported (HTSUS Classification)?

From which country is the imported merchandise?