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To prepare any request to the FTZ Board, use the formats provided on this web site. These official formats have been updated to reflect the changes in the 2012 Regulations.

Note that if you are a company that wishes to manufacture under FTZ procedures, you will need both FTZ designation of your facility (subzone or usage-driven site) as well as production authority.

All requests (and related communications) to the FTZ Board should come from - or be copied (CC'd) to - the zone's grantee. The FTZ Staff is unable to review such documents unless the grantee has been included in the communication.

Electronic copies (including the pre-docketing copy, if required) should be submitted to : ftz@trade.gov
If you are unable to submit the electronic copy via the internet, it should be submitted on a CD. For security reasons, we are not able to accept flash drives.


To have an area designated for a company within an ASF service area:
  ASF Subzones/Usage-Driven Sites

To have an area designated for a company under the TSF or outside of an ASF service area:
  Subzones (non-ASF)

To apply for new or expanded production authority within a site/subzone:
  Production Notifications and Applications

To reorganize a zone under the ASF (or expand an existing service area):
  Reorganizations of FTZs under the Alternative Site Framework (ASF)

To make a minor modification to a zone boundary (non-ASF):
  Minor Boundary Modifications (non-ASF)

To expand or reorganize a zone (non-ASF):
  Reorganizations/Expansions of Existing FTZs (non-ASF)

To request a waiver under 15 CFR 400.43(f):
  Waiver request under the uniform treatment provision of the FTZ Regulations

Other Information:

Guidance on Providing Local Public Notice

Application Processing Time
Application Process Summary
Adjacency Requirements
Lapse Provision

Reference List: State Enabling Legislation
What to do while an application is being reviewed

To apply for a new zone (grantee):
  New Zones

To apply for a reissuance of the grant of authority for a zone:
  Reissuance of a Grant of Authority

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