Lindsay Poe Rousseau
Interim Chief Financial Officer
525 N. Main, Suite 823
Wichita, KS 67203
Foreign trade zones are areas within the United States where
foreign and domestic goods are not within U.S. Customs Territory. Users are
thereby exempt from paying duty or federal tax while goods remain in the zone or
A general purpose foreign trade zone usually is located at an
industrial park, port authority, or adjacent to an airport.
Under foreign trade zone procedures, foreign and domestic
merchandise may be admitted into zones for operations such as storage,
exhibition, assembly, manufacture and processing, without being subject to
formal Customs entry procedures, the payment of Customs duties, or the payment
of federal excise taxes.
When merchandise is removed from a foreign trade zone, Customs
duties may be eliminated if the goods are then exported from the United States.
If the merchandise is formally entered into U.S. commerce, Customs duties and
excise taxes are due at the time of transfer from the foreign trade zone.
Merchandise entering a zone may be:
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