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Use a U.S. Foreign Trade Zone to Help Offset the Impact of Tariffs

September 25, 2019

We’re well over a year into the U.S./China “trade war” and there is still a high degree of uncertainty over what will happen next. For importers of products from China into the U.S., however, the strategy remains the same: continue…

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Kanban’s Top Blog Posts of 2018

December 21, 2018

As we gear up for 2019, we want to first take a look back at the topics that resonated most with the readers of our blog.  So, in this article, we unveil our three most popular posts of the year…

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Understanding Foreign Trade Zone Benefits

March 1, 2018

The good news: your new stock is arriving from overseas.  The bad news: you don’t actually need to use it for another 6 months.  This is where use of a foreign trade zone (FTZ; also called a “free-trade zone”) can…

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New Rules Help Eastern N.C. Shippers Take Advantage of Foreign Trade Zones

November 23, 2016

Learn how FTZ users can utilize Alternative Site Framework (ASF) to access benefits better and more quickly by more closely linking the amount of FTZ designated space to the amount of space activated with Customs and Border Protection.

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Saving Money With a North Carolina FTZ

September 2, 2016

If you’re looking for a more economical and streamlined way to manage your company’s foreign or domestic shipments, then a North Carolina Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) may be just the ticket. Also referred to as “free trade zones,” FTZs are neutral secured areas that for legal purposes are considered outside of U.S. Customs territory. FTZs offer several economic advantages for businesses involved in international trade.

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FTZ or Bonded Warehouse. What is the difference.

FTZ or a Bonded Warehouse – What’s the Difference?

August 4, 2016

If you’re trying to decide between a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) and a bonded warehouse, there are a few key points to consider before making your decision. Here’s the lowdown on each option, the key differentiators between them, and the advantages of using one versus the other.

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North Carolina FTZ Benefits

January 22, 2016

Are you a North Carolina manufacturer exploring FTZ benefits? There are four North Carolina Foreign Trade Zones (FTZs) and FTZ services are available from several state logistics providers, including Kanban Logistics. FTZs are secured areas that are considered outside of…

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