At Surfgistics we give each client the personal attention to help you with all your entry needs. We specialize in:
1) Foreign Trade Zones
2) Domestic Entries- 7501
3) In Bonds
4) Bonded Warehouses
You can set up your own FTZ.
What are FTZs?
Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) are secure areas under U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) supervision that are generally considered outside CBP territory upon activation. Located in or near CBP ports of entry, they are the United States' version of what are known internationally as free-trade zones.
What are the Benefits of FTZs?
The CBP Form 7501, also known as "Entry Summary" is a mandatory document that is used by the CBP to analyze and determine the accuracy of information regarding the imported commodity. The form provides details of appraisement, origin, and classification, among other key bits of information.
The in-bond process allows imported merchandise to be entered at one U.S. port of entry without appraisement or payment of duties and transported by a bonded carrier to another U.S. port of entry or other authorized destination provided all statutory and regulatory conditions are met.
A bonded warehouse is a warehouse operated by a private company in a foreign country under the regulatory supervision of that country's customs agency. Its main advantage is to defer the payment of customs duties.
A bonded warehouse, or bond, is a building or other secured area in which dutiable goods may be stored, manipulated, or undergo manufacturing operations without payment of duty. It may be managed by the state or by private enterprise. In the latter case a customs bond must be posted with the government.