The 7-day period elected by the Operator for the purpose of consolidating 7-days of zone withdrawals onto a singl cargo release and entry summary. The zone week may begin on Sunday, the same as the calendar week, but most often does not.
Status of zone merchandise transferred to a zone for the sole purpose of exportation or destruction. Zone restricted merchandise cannot be changed or brought into Customs territory without the specific permission of the Foreign-Trade Zones Board on a case-by-case review.
A CBP procedure that permits approved zones and subzones to file a weekly cargo release for the estimated removals of merchandise destined for domestic consumption during the following business week. Weekly entry may be approved for zone operations of a repetitive nature in order to allow for expedited removal of merchandise from the zone.
A person or company using a zone for storage, handling or processing of merchandise. An Operator may authorize a User to maintain its own inventory system and procedures manual. However, the Operator remains responsible to CBP for inventory control unless the User posts its own Operator’s bond.
Any zone activity (other than manufacturing) requiring a change in condition of merchandise which results in a change in the CBP classification of an article or in its eligibility for entry for consumption.