United States Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZs) have become a key component in supply chain strategies due to the benefits and significant savings that can be found from leveraging the program. Many importers and exporters throughout the United States have participated in or are aware of our nation’s nearly 90-year-old Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) program given the program’s track record of significant duty and related savings to U.S. manufacturers and distributors...

Under FTZ procedures, payments of duties are not required on the foreign merchandise until it enters CBP territory for domestic consumption, at which point the importer generally has the choice of paying duties at the lower rate of either the original foreign materials or the finished product. Deferring and/or inverting duty to the lower rate can result in savings in the millions for many companies.

With today’s changing political landscape including Brexit and new administrations in the U.S., Europe and parts of Asia, now more than ever is the time to proactively leverage zones to reduce costs and/or protect against new duties and taxes. 

Integration Point, the leading provider of Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) solutions, has helped our customers save millions of dollars through better inventory accuracy and enhanced supply chain operations. Our FTZ Management solution offers robust functionality designed to enhance compliance, along with providing companies with the necessary tools they need to manage and optimize zone operations throughout all industries.

Join Integration Point for a 60-minute webcast on incorporating FTZs within your global supply chain:

 Free Educational Webcast

 FTZs Offer Big Savings in Your Supply Chain

Thursday, September 7, 3-4p.m. EDT

Michael D’Aoust

President and CEO, PointTrade Services Inc. 

Click Here to Register.

Michael D’Aoust will discuss:

  • What’s driving companies to participate in the FTZ program
  • Why using the FTZ program is a competitive advantage
  • How all parts of a business can benefit from an FTZ, including Trade Compliance, Finance, Logistics, Warehouse Operations, IT, and others
  • What to consider when evaluating the FTZ program


A Q&A session will follow the webcast. 

Q: What Can FTZ Operators Expect from e214 in ACE?

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is working to complete the final deployment of core trade processing capabilities in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). As part of the delivery of core trade processing in ACE, CBP has established a series of mandatory use dates for transitioning to ACE.

The U.S. Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) e214 application for electronic admission filings presents multiple benefits, including a reduction in document handling placed on FTZ operators. Although the current e214 made admission filing electronically possible, those filings are not going directly in the Automated Commercial Environmental (ACE) system, so this transition moves one more piece of functionality from CBP’s old Automated Commercial System (ACS) system to ACE.