Foreign Trade Zones

Foreign Trade Zones

This is a discussion on Foreign Trade Zones within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; As you can see in my profile, I am a truck driver by trade. I will leave the specifics out here to protect my privacy ...

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    Foreign Trade Zones

    As you can see in my profile, I am a truck driver by trade. I will leave the specifics out here to protect my privacy but I have a question. I drive 600+ miles a day, to and from an automotive plant. My carry permit is valid in both my home state and the state which I visit every day. Company policy is the typical "no guns" stance but that isn't my concern.

    From what I understand, automotive plants are considered "foreign trade zones". What are the legalities of carrying on a foreign trade zone?


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    Foreign trade zones are for Tax purposes as I understand it, they're not " Non US soil" - as the Ky Toyota plant seemed to have to learn the hard way ( I think that is the question??)
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    In the United States, FTZs provide Customs-related advantages as well as exemptions from state and local inventory taxes.

    Free trade zone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    AFAIK - the plant falls under the state laws of whatever state it's located within
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    Aceoky is correct. The only non US areas I've been able to find are Tribal Trust Lands(Indian reservations) and foreign embassy properties.Tribal lands are governed by the tribes and they set their own laws regarding possession/carry. Embassy properties can be a little stickier, but are usually considered part of the country whose embassy occupies it. These are covered under international conventions/treaties.
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    We're told the auto plants we deliver to are FTZs. Not sure that's true now.


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    Didn't know that.
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