Arizona Daily Independent
At their regular meeting on March 9, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors made formal their support of Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI) moving into Free Trade Zone (FTZ) No. 277 in Goodyear.
An FTZ is an area that is considered to be in international commerce for U.S. Customs purposes. Any foreign or domestic material can be moved into a FTZ without being subject to U.S. Customs duties. An FTZ is operated as a public venture sponsored by a municipality and Zone Grantee.