Recently I noticed that the files ZIPped on one of our servers in Japan being extracted on US server shows the future dates (+13 hours ahead). Experimentally I found that ZIP and RAR formats suffer from this issue. Are there any other archivers storing dates in UTC format?
According to the docs of 7Zip, the archive formats tar, gzip2 and 7z (7Zip) use UTC timestamps. So these should work properly across timezones. However, in practice this will probably only work if the filesystems used also use UTC internally (such as most Unix filesystems and NTFS).