Storage & Distribution

Merchandise that is admitted to an FTZ may be stored indefinitely. It may be unpacked, repacked, displayed, assembled, disassembled, sorted, graded, cleaned, relabeled or even destroyed. It may be distributed as is or combined with other foreign or domestic merchandise. Only when merchandise is taken from an FTZ into Customs territory is it subject to customs duties and quotas, not when it is re-shipped to foreign points. Goods may be transferred directly from one FTZ to another without being subject to Customs duties or quotas.