How do I get started with a Foreign-Trade Zone?

Once you contact us to begin the process, we will help you through the two major phases: Application and Activation.

The application requires

  • Site address
  • Site’s acreage
  • Company at the site and company’s activities
  • Type of site, zoning, and existing/planned buildings
  • Site owner
  • Legal description for site’s land
  • Site plan, including a map with legible landmarks or streets

Activation requires:

  • U.S. Customs on-site evaluation and site inspection for FTZ suitability
  • Blueprint of the area to be activated
  • Procedure Manual that documents inventory control and record-keeping
  • A Written Activation request