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Export Promotion

Export Promotion

Foreign Trade Zones

Companies operating in a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) pay no duties on merchandise imported for manufacturing or assembling, when the final product is exported outside of the United States. Duties are only paid when these products leave the zone for the domestic market. In addition, there are no duties paid on merchandise shipped from one FTZ to another.

Merchandise entering a Foreign Trade Zone may be:

 Assembled

 Manipulated

 Repaired

 Cleaned

 Manufactured

 Salvaged

 Destroyed

 Processed

 Sampled

 Displayed

 Re-labeled

 Stored

 Mixed

 Repackaged

 Tested

 

New Jersey has five strategically located Foreign Trade Zones:

FTZ #44* Morris County (on Interstate 80)
500 International Drive North, Suite 345,
Mt. Olive, NJ 07828
• 973-347-9100

FTZ #49 Port Newark/Port Elizabeth Marine Terminal
225 Park Avenue,
11th Floor,
New York, NY 10003
• 212-435-4260 

FTZ #142 Salem County, South Jersey Port
2nd & Becket Streets,
Camden, NJ 08103
• 856-757-4969

FTZ #200 Mercer County Airport (off Rt. I-95)
Mercer County Economic Development,
640 South Broad Street,
Trenton, NJ 08611
• 609-989-6555

FTZ #235 Ocean County
Lakewood Development Corporation,
231 Third Street,
Lakewood, NJ 08701 • 732-905-5972
*Note: The State of New Jersey is the "Grantee" of FTZ #44.

FTZ Operations

FTZs are operated under the supervision of the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection of U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Merchandise shipped to U.S. zones is subject to the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection Security and Control Measures, as is all merchandise shipped to the United States from abroad.

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