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What happens after a zone is approved?

  • Once a zone or subzone is approved by the FTZ Board, the operator must apply for activation with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) before merchandise can be admitted under zone procedures.
  • Each zone is required to report annually to the FTZ Board on the activity that has occurred within the zone and its subzones for the fiscal year. The FTZ Board uses these reports to monitor zone activity and to report on zone activity with an Annual Report to Congress.