A FTZ is a designated location within the state that is treated as if it is outside U.S. boarders for customs purposes. The zone can be used for storage, distribution, and production activities. When items are imported into the FTZ, no customs duties are required to be paid until the product leaves the location. If the item is re-exported outside of the U.S., no duty has to be paid and it is entirely exempt from tax, or use fees. Once the items are shipped outside of the designated trade zone to be sold within the country, duty and all associated fees are paid at that time.
A designated site licensed by the (FTZ) Board at which special customs procedures may be used. Program designed to provide incentive to US Companies to perform some economic activity within the USA. Procedures allow domestic activity involving foreign items to take place prior to formal customs entry into US commerce. FTZs are governed by the FTZ Board and once activated by users, they are restricted access sites under Customs & Border Protection supervision.
The Global Trade and Investment programs are aimed at both assisting Nevada businesses to begin or expand activities in international markets and also attracting foreign investment to the state. The state's trade program, located in the Nevada Governor's Office of Economic Development, works with partners such as the Northern Nevada International Center, the Nevada World Trade Council (NEWTRAC), the Las Vegas and Reno Export assistance Centers (EAC) and the Nevada District Export Council (DEC) and the Western U.S. Agricultural Trade Association (WUSATA).
American trade policy works toward opening markets throughout the world to create new opportunities and higher living standards for families, farmers, manufacturers, workers, consumers, and businesses. The United States is party to numerous trade agreements with other countries, and is participating in negotiations for new trade agreements with a number of countries and regions of the world.
We work side-by-side with Nevada manufacturers, connecting them to a comprehensive network of resources, experts, and solutions that help their businesses succeed and grow.
District Export Councils are organizations of business leaders from local communities, appointed by various U.S. Secretaries of Commerce, whose knowledge of and expertise in international business provides a source of professional advice for their region's local firms. Closely affiliated with the U.S. Commerce Department’s Export Assistance Centers and the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service, the 59 DECs that exist throughout the country support the U.S. Government’s export promotion efforts.
With two offices in Nevada, the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce is a federal government agency dedicated to helping small-to-medium sized Nevada companies develop international markets.