In a Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ), commercial merchandise, both domestic and foreign receives the same Customs treatment it would if it were outside the commerce of the United States. Merchandise of every description may be held in the zone without being subject to tariffs and other ad valorem taxes. This tariff and tax relief is designed to lower the costs of US-based operations engaged in international trade and thereby foster global competitiveness.
Grow your Revenue through Exporting
The WSBDC export readiness center has offices in Seattle and Spokane with two International Trade Specialists who cover the state of Washington. Our Trade Specialists are international trade experts, Certified Global Business Professionals (CGBP) and have decades of international experience to assist owners and managers with in-depth, confidential and no-cost assistance. We have worked with hundreds of businesses to help them successfully prepare and export their products and services.