Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ or zone) - A site within the United States that is legally considered outside of customs territory, allowing goods to be brought in without formal customs entry. FTZs have grown in popularity for consistently creating and keeping jobs and capital investment in the country.
Defer. Reduce. Eliminate.
FTZs let you defer, reduce and eliminate customs duties.
Don't pay your duties at your port of entry. Pay when the product leaves your site.
Potentially reduce duty liability in a manufacturing setting.
Avoid "duty drawback." Eliminate duties on goods you re-export or scrap.