U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones Board. Alternative FTZ Site Framework: Introduction for CBP. The “What” and “Why” of the ASF:. What?
Alternative FTZ Site Framework:
Introduction for CBP
A zone’s approval for a new ASF “plan” involves a public process to enable future site designations (via simplified FTZ Staff MBM process) across a broad geographic area served by the zone.
There is no change to CBP operator/site activation procedures under the ASF.
A “Magnet” site is one selected by grantee based on ability to attractmultiple potential FTZ operators/users.
A “Usage-Driven” site is designated for a company ready to pursue conducting FTZ activity.
“Activation Limit” is cap on amount of space that can simultaneously be in CBP “activated” status.
The Bottom Line: A FTZ program that’s both more flexible and more focused.
Camille Evans – (202) 482-2350 or [email protected]
Liz Whiteman – (202) 482-0473 or [email protected]