Commerce Stats

Foreign Trade Zone

Butte-Silver Bow’s Montana Connections Business Development Park is designated as a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ), eliminating costs on import / export duties. No inventory tax enables importers to import and hold goods until the best price can be obtained in the U.S. market. Products manufactured in the FTZ using foreign materials may be exported again without any import duty being assessed. Efficiency and effectiveness in terms of storage, security and delivery of goods is increased.

The Port of Montana has a designated General Purpose Warehouse where goods can be stored duty-free until they are needed. Once the goods are needed they are entered into the US Customs territory and duties will be assessed. This service assists with cash flow and broker fees.

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