Foreign Trade Zone – International Falls (#259)
Services: Foreign Trade Zones
Contact: Paul Nevanen, Director
Address: 405 3rd St , International Falls, MN 56649
Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) is a specially designated area, in or adjacent to a U.S. Customs Port of Entry, which is considered to be outside the Customs Territory of the U.S.
A FTZ can be used to store foreign or domestic goods, repackage materials, assemble products, manufacture or re-export goods without paying Customs duty. Merchandise can be held indefinitely within a FTZ without any payment of Customs duty.
No duty is ever paid on re-exported merchandise.
If the merchandise is sold domestically, no duty is paid until it leaves the zone or sub-zone.
Generally, no duty is paid on waste or yield loss.
Duty on scrap is eliminated or reduced.
Generally, if foreign merchandise is manufactured into a product with a lower duty rate within a FTZ or sub-zone, then the lower duty rate applies on the foreign content when duty is paid.
Merchandise may be:
(upon special approval from U.S. government)
FTZ #259 is one of two FTZs in The Northland. FTZ #51 is located in Duluth.
Foreign Trade Zone – International Falls (#259) serves the Northland, Arrowhead, and Koochiching county areas.