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How is CBP Involved?

By statute and regulation, CBP (U.S. Customs and Border Protection) is responsible for enforcement of importation laws and protecting the revenue. CBP handles the day-to-day monitoring of zone activity. Merchandise is brought into a zone (admitted) on CBP form 214 and is removed from the zone through CBP entry or transportation under bond procedures. CBP is consulted on every application for a zone or zone activity. Merchandise in a zone is under customs control and merchandise and zone records are subject to spot check and other verifications at any time.

After a zone or subzone has been approved by the FTZ Board, the zone operator must activate with CBP to begin using FTZ procedures.

For more information, visit our CBP Information Page or the CBP Home Page.