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Foreign Trade Zones

The U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) program was created by the Foreign-Trade Zones Act of 1934 to encourage foreign commerce in the United States, and to make U.S operations more competitive in international markets. These zones are defined as geographic areas adjacent to a U.S. port of entry, where foreign and domestic commercial merchandise receives the same Customs treatment as it would outside the United States. There are a number of benefits associated with FTZs, including inverted tariffs (the ability to pay the lower of two possible duties), duty-free services of product inspection, testing and re-packaging, a cap on merchandise processing fees and the reduction or elimination of some additional fees paid to U.S. Customs. Today, there are more than 230 U.S. FTZ projects.

Foreign trade zones allow cargo to be imported and export without having to pay customs duties and fees.

Morrison Express Offering FTZ Expertise in El Paso

Facilitating Crossborder Trade Between U.S. and Mexico

Morrison Express, a global logistics, transportation, and supply chain management provider, is expanding its offering in El Paso, Texas, providing enhanced cross-border capabilities and logistics. The company has been involved with United States-Mexico crossborder trade logistics for 15 years. “We have developed a streamlined shipping and communications process which has delivered an improved and expedited… Read More

Port of Virginia terminals will be expanding to handle more shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.



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