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*Savings estimator tool is provided as a general guide for potential savings only — does not reflect individual user’s accurate situation. Tool provided courtesy of Rockefeller GroupClick to make print-friendly
DISCLAIMER: This simple calculator is provided as a courtesy to assist parties in conducting a general, high-level assessment of potential FTZ savings. A specific and detailed evaluation of potential participation in the FTZ program should also be performed by an actual FTZ professional and should include an analysis of the likely costs (e.g., personnel, software, zone fees) that could be involved as well as additional factors that can impact a high-level savings analysis that cannot be accounted for through use of this simple calculator.
Notes: Does not include time quantification of direct delivery savings of expediting merchandise movements; does not include production equipment savings (if applicable); does not account for inventory growth; does not account for handling of quota/visa merchandise; does not include NAFTA transactions. On October 21, 2011, Public Law No: 112-40 was adopted. The law temporarily increases the merchandise processing fee from .21% to .3464% from October 1, 2011 to November 30, 2015. The MPF rate was to revert back to .21% on December 1, 2015 however it has been replaced with a static rate of .3464% from Dec 1 2015 through June 20, 2021 via the US-Korea FTA implementation law in 2011
Foreign Trade Zones offer a number of benefits for manufacturers and distributors heavily involved in importing. From duty reduction, elimination, and deferral to savings on weekly entry, FTZs can provide significant advantages. Learn more about the benefits here.