The SmartZone Premier team’s compliance approach is based on what Foreign-Trade Zone senior consultants have learned in their over 20 years of experience in Foreign-Trade Zone operations, consulting, and administration. Maintaining and ensuring Foreign-Trade Zone compliance is in great part, like properly completing any job. It is the result of having access to the right information, training, and the right tools. The better and easier-to-use the tools are, the better the end result. The most important tool in FTZ compliance is the Foreign-Trade Zone inventory control and record keeping system (ICRS). Our goal and approach to increasing our client’s compliance was to design Foreign-Trade Zone compliance software that utilized state-of-the-art technology to create a software application that is easy to administer, and offered its users incredible flexibility and functionality.
SmartZone Premier was designed and successfully developed with this end result in mind. The SmartZone Premier design team successfully developed software that makes the job of administering a compliant FTZ uncomplicated by offering its users the flexibility to easily view, analyze, and print data in virtually any format that the FTZ administer finds useful. In addition, the SmartZone Premier team also wanted the FTZ user to have the best tools at their disposal to ensure compliant operations. A tool that could eliminate forgotten CBP submission dates, eliminate forgetting to add a new HTSUS number to a weekly estimate, and a screen that would notify the FTZ administrator of his or her tasks and any possible issues at a glance would alone reduce compliance infractions tremendously. These are the types of functions and tools that are included in SmartZone Premier. The SmartZone Premier team spent a tremendous amount of time and money developing a software package that offered as many tools as possible to eliminate human errors. The combination of these tools and the easy to follow process flow based on years of experience are a few of the principles that allow SmartZone Premier to make compliance as easy as possible.
SmartZone Premier uses the most advanced technology available to organize data and provide tools to help enforce compliance rules and processes in a method and approach designed by the FTZ Corporation senior consultants. You can learn more about the FTZ Corporation consultants that lead the compliance review team for SmartZone Premier by visiting www.ftzcorp.com/foreign-trade-zone-senior-consultant.aspx