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Foreign Trade Zone Agreements

A Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) is an area within the United States that the government considers outside the country, or at least, outside of the U.S. Customs territory. Certain types of merchandise can be imported into an FTZ without going through formal customs entry procedures or paying import duties.

Operating within an FTZ allows a business to potentially defer paying duties. The company will also face lower costs, not at U.S. customs, but at its bank, insurance company, and other vendors.

Follow the links below to learn more about duty-deferment programs.

U.S. Foreign Trade Zone program 
Customs Bonded Warehouse 
Comparison of FTZs and Customs Bonded Warehouses 

Vermont is home to two foreign trade zones.

• FTZ No. 55 Burlington
Grantee: Greater Burlington Industrial Corporation
60 Main Street, Suite 101, P.O. Box 786
Burlington, VT 05402-0786
P: (802) 862-5726 F: (802) 860-1899 E-mail:

• FTZ No. 268 Brattleboro
Grantee: Brattleboro Foreign-Trade Zone LLC, Vermont
11 University Way #5, Brattleboro, VT 05301
Greg Worden (802) 246-7245