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Chicago Fed Letter, No. 48, August 1991
Foreign Trade Zones: Growth Amid Controversy

The original intent of FTZs was to encourage exports and related activities. Until recently, FTZ growth was minimal because most of the export-enhancing features merely duplicated other tariff-reducing vehicles on re-exported goods.



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