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FTZs: An Introduction to US Foreign Trade Zones

C16u – US Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) Overview Online Training


Study Time (Hrs)


CE Credits (CCS & CES)


NOTE: You will be prompted to Register if you have not already done so. If you already have a login, please click “Proceed to Enrollment” on the next screen.

What are Foreign Trade Zones? How did they begin? Why are they increasingly being used in import and export? This class provides a basic overview of FTZs and the benefits of using them for international trade, as well as an explanation of what documents are required, what operations can be performed, and what the status options are for admittance. It also includes a comparison of Foreign Trade Zones with other duty deferral programs.


This course can be completed in 4.5 hours or less and earns NCBFAA-registered students 4 CCS/CES continuing education credits.

  • Introduction to FTZs(US Foreign Trade Zones)
  • Foreign Trade Zone Inventory and Record Keeping Overview
  • Status Conditions of Merchandise in a Foreign Trade Zone
  • Benefits of Using a Foreign Trade Zone
  • Comparison of FTZs to Other Duty Deferral Programs
  • Click here to view a detailed class syllabus

For those who are already a Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) or a Certified Export Specialist (CES) registered with the NCBFAA, provide us with your CCS/CES ID number and you will automatically get continuing education credits upon the successful completion of a qualified course. To get your CE credits, follow these easy steps:


  1. Register for DB Schenker online training (if you haven’t already done so)
  2. Login with your user name and password, and you will be directed to your “My Page” section.
  3. Select “Update user record” on the right, enter your CCS or CES number in the “NCBFAA ID” field, and click Submit Update.

That’s it! Once you’re signed up, we’ll automatically send any CE credits you earn directly to the NCBFAA!

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