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has never been to a sorting facility, that Newegg facility tour is pretty cool.

I have had the opportunity to tour a "Free Trade Zone" here in Minneapolis. Something not a lot the public gets to do because of the sensitive nature of the area. (There were customs agents with dogs there when we went)

If you are not aware of what a "free trade zone" is, here is the easiest way to explain.
When you ship goods from Japan to the US, you have to pay a tax. If the goods are x% us - ie: assembled in the US, then your tax is smaller. So if you recieve your prodcut in a free trade zone, you don't have to pay anything on it until it LEAVES that free trade zone and is distributed onto US soil. So if you get something from Japan, receive it in a free trade zone, repackage it, and then ship to Canada - no charge. Use your imagination on how beneficial this could be!

For instance, NASA's launch site, is a free trade zone. The products they import never touch American soil - they get blasted into space (fuel) so they don't pay a tax on it.

Thats right - don't think about it too much, if you do, go get a tinfoil hat.

Wiki does a good job.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_trade_zone

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