FTZ Sites

Capital Region FTZ#121 Usage-Driven/Service Area Subzones

Can be established anywhere within the 10-county service area for firms ready to pursue conducting FTZ activity. Any company wishing to apply for a Usage-Driven/Within Service Area Subzone must be willing to provide site maps, information on the imports, production processes (if applicable), and estimated savings.

Out of Service Area Subzone requests will require state enabling legislation, approval of U.S. Customs and Border Protection to service the area, and CDRPC Commission approval prior to application.

What are the types of zone sites available in Capital Region FTZ #121?

Usage-Driven Sites/Within Service Area Subzones can be established anywhere within the 10-county service area and are designated for a company ready to pursue FTZ activity. The designation is tied to a specific company and is limited to the space needed by the company for zone activities. Usage-Driven/Subzone sites allow the FTZ program to be flexible in accommodating firms that cannot move to Magnet Sites. A short application is required to establish the site; the Foreign-Trade Zones Board takes 30-45 days to process these applications. Manufacturing and processing activities require the firm to also file a simple production notification with the Foreign-Trade Zones Board. The Foreign-Trade Zones Board will respond within 120 days. If the Foreign-Trade Zones Board believes the production will involve components or final products which are controversial or the subject of trade proceedings, the Board may request a second, more detailed production application which may take 12 months to process.

Magnet Sites are located at designated ports and industrial parks. These are open to multiple users and some will build to suit. Although production can occur within these sites, the most common activities involve warehousing and distribution. No Foreign-Trade Zone Board application is needed to establish a warehousing or distribution operation within an existing magnet site. Manufacturing and processing activities require the firm to file a simple production notification with the Foreign-Trade Zones Board. The Foreign-Trade Zones Board will respond within 120 days. If the Foreign-Trade Zones Board believes the production will involve components or final products which are controversial or the subject of trade proceedings, the Board may request a second, more detailed production application which may take 12 months to process.

Out Of Service Area Subzones are special-purpose zones at manufacturing plants or distribution facilities that are outside of the Capital Region Foreign-Trade Zones #121’s 10-county service area and are not in an area serviced by another Foreign-Trade Zone. Depending upon the location, the company may need to obtain NYS enabling legislation providing CDRPC with the authority to establish a Foreign-Trade Zone within the county. Applications for out of service area subzones require a short application to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board that takes 5 months to process. If the company wishes to use the site for manufacturing or processing activities, an additional production notification must be filed with the Foreign-Trade Zones Board. The Foreign-Trade Zones Board will respond within 120 days. If the Foreign-Trade Zones Board believes the production will involve components or final products which are controversial or the subject of trade proceedings, the Board may request a second, more detailed production application which may take 12 months to process.


Capital Region FTZ #121 Magnet Site Map

All Magnet Sites have expired. Businesses located at these sites should contact the Commission to explore a usage-driven/service area subzone.


Sean MaguireSean M. Maguire, AICP AZS
Director of Economic Development
sean@cdrpc.org
(518) 453-0850