The Southwest Missouri Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) can help businesses avoid some of the frustrations of international trade by reducing U.S. Customs delays, and high Customs' duties (taxes).
A Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) is an economic incentives program created by the federal government to facilitate international trade. An FTZ is physically located within a nation’s boundaries, but legally exists outside the Customs' area. The Southwest Missouri Foreign Trade Zone can include any business in a 23 county region in Southwest Missouri (shown in blue on the map).
While merchandise is in an FTZ, Customs' duties are delayed until it enters U.S. commerce. If goods enter the FTZ and are exported again, they may never be subject to U.S. Customs' duties.
Consider using an FTZ if any of the following applies to your company:
Download these FTZ fact sheets for more information:
The Southwest Missouri Foreign Trade Zone can assist with a simple feasibility study to determine the full range of potential benefits to your company. Contact: Joy Latimer, 417.868.0500.
The foreign trade zone includes the following counties in southwest Missouri:
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