Provided below are a couple of web resources that are available for determining a preliminary numerical cost/benefit analysis. These calculators do not cover all the relevant business items that will help gain an informed decision on the programs benefits to your organization. It is strongly encouraged that if a company is seeking to find the true benefits of the FTZ program, that they speak with a representative of INzone or an FTZ consultant.

The following links are provided to assist customers with an informal estimate.

Cost Considerations


The following are examples of savings that can be achieved.

Reference
Average On-Hand Imported Merchandise Inventory$32,000,000
Average Imports of Foreign Parts/Material$128,000,000
Direct Cost Savings
Average Rate of Foreign Parts/Material Customs Duty6%
Average On-Hand Imported Merchandise Inventoryx $32,000,000
= FTZ Borrowing Reduction Savings$1,920,000
Interest Ratex 5%
= FTZ Interest Reduction Savings$96,000
Merchandise Processing Fee$485
Average Weekly Entries in a Zonex 17
Annual Weekly Entriesx 52
= Annual MPF Expense Without a Zone$428,740
= Annual MPF Expense With a Zone– $25,220
= Annual Savings$403,520
Customs Broker Entry Fee$125
Number of Customs Entries Filedx 884
= Annual CBF Expense Without a Zone$110,500
= Annual CBF Expense With a Zone– $6,500
= Annual Saving$104,000
Optional Savings
Annual Percentage of Scrap/Waste/Obsolete/Surplus Merchandise2.5%
Annual Imports of Foreign Parts/Materialx $128,000,000
= Average Annual Cost of Surplus Merchandise$3,200,000
= Average Foreign Parts/Material Customs Duty Ratex 6%
= Scrap/Waste/Obsolete/Surplus Savings in FTZ$192,000
Average Percentage of Zone-to-Zone Transfers10%
Annual Imports of Foreign Parts/Materialx $128,000,000
= Average Annual Cost of Zone-to-Zone Transfers$12,800,000
= Average Foreign Parts/Material Customs Duty Ratex 6%
= Zone-to-Zone Transfer Savings in FTZ$768,000
= ANNUAL SAVINGS$403,520
Average Percentage of Exports20%
Annual Imports of Foreign Parts/Materialx $128,000,000
= Average Annual Cost Exports$25,600,000
= Average Foreign Parts/Material Customs Duty Ratex 6%
= Export in FTZ$1,536,000

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