Theoretically, Foreign Trade Zones are supposed to be places where US companies could import foreign materials for manufacturing, tariff (tax) free. The conditions were that the finished products were for export and could not compete against American Manufacturers or Businesses. If goods are sold from an FTZ to the United States market, normal tariffs apply.
What is a Foreign Trade Zone?
"Foreign Trade Zones (FTZs) were created in the United States to provide special customs procedures to U.S. plants engaged in international trade-related activities. Duty-free treatment is accorded items that are processed in FTZs and then reexported, and duty payment is deferred on items until they are brought out of the FTZ for sale in the U.S. market. This helps to offset customs advantages available to overseas producers who compete with domestic industry. The Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board (composed of representatives from the U.S. Departments of Commerce and Treasury) has its operational staff in the International Trade Administration's Import Administration.
It should not surprise anyone that the FTZ Board is governed by Globalists in the Department of Commerce and Treasury. These Bankster pawns decide where and for what purpose a Zone can be created. Federal government dupes imposing FTZs on the State and Local economy.
"FTZs are considered to be outside of U.S. Customs Territory for the purpose of customs duty payment. Therefore, goods entering FTZs are not subject to customs tariffs until the goods leave the zone and are formally entered into U.S. Customs Territory. Merchandise that is shipped to foreign countries from FTZs is exempt from duty payments. This provision is especially useful to firms that import components in order to manufacture finished products for export.
There is no time limit on goods stored inside a FTZ and certain foreign and domestic merchandise held in FTZs may be exempted from state and local inventory taxes. This allows firms to minimize their costs while their products are waiting to be shipped. In addition, quota restrictions are in some cases waived for items entering an FTZ; however, the restrictions would apply if the items were to enter the U.S. market.
A variety of activities can be conducted in a zone, including assembling, packaging, destroying, storing, cleaning, exhibiting, re-packing, distributing, sorting, grading, testing, labeling, repairing, combining with foreign or domestic content, or processing. Manufacturing and processing require specific FTZ Board approval, however.
As we have seen in Idaho, FTZs are being converted into Chinese colonies within the United States. These colonies do not hire Americans, and, are populated by Communists that are being issued "Green Cards". Since they are under the jurisdiction of the Department of Commerce (think Ron Brown) and the US Treasury (think Federal Reserve). they are ultimately under the control of the Globalists. The same Globalists working for the Illuminati, one world government. The same Illuminati bringing about World War III between the forces of the West and East as described by High Ranking Freemason Albert Pike.