Foreign trade zones, bonded facilities | KPMG | US

CBP’s new security guidelines for foreign trade zones, bonded facilities

Foreign trade zones, bonded facilities

Officials of U.S. Customs and Border Protection this week announced new security guidelines for foreign-trade zone sites and other bonded facilities at a conference.


Related content

The new 2016 guidelines, Physical Security Guidelines for CBP Bonded Facilities [PDF 474 KB], replace the previous rules that were part of the Standards for Cargo Security. An updated version of the new guidelines, issued to enhance the security of the cargo being stored at these facilities, notifies ports that among other security items, facility employees are to be screened by facility operators via the E-Verify system so that it can be determined that these employees are authorized to work in the United States. The new version replaces T.D. 72-56 in the CBP Bonded Warehouse Manual and the CBP Foreign-Trade Zones Manual.


For more information, contact a professional with KPMG’s Trade & Customs practice:

Douglas Zuvich | +1 (312) 665-1022 |

Andrew Siciliano | +1 (631) 425-6057 |

© 2018 KPMG LLP, a Delaware limited liability partnership and the U.S. member firm of the KPMG network of independent member firms affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”), a Swiss entity. All rights reserved.

The KPMG logo and name are trademarks of KPMG International. KPMG International is a Swiss cooperative that serves as a coordinating entity for a network of independent member firms. KPMG International provides no audit or other client services. Such services are provided solely by member firms in their respective geographic areas. KPMG International and its member firms are legally distinct and separate entities. They are not and nothing contained herein shall be construed to place these entities in the relationship of parents, subsidiaries, agents, partners, or joint venturers. No member firm has any authority (actual, apparent, implied or otherwise) to obligate or bind KPMG International or any member firm in any manner whatsoever. The information contained in herein is of a general nature and is not intended to address the circumstances of any particular individual or entity. Although we endeavor to provide accurate and timely information, there can be no guarantee that such information is accurate as of the date it is received or that it will continue to be accurate in the future. No one should act on such information without appropriate professional advice after a thorough examination of the particular situation. For more information, contact KPMG's Federal Tax Legislative and Regulatory Services Group at: + 1 202 533 4366, 1801 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20006.

Connect with us


Request for proposal