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:
















New Jersey has five strategically located Foreign Trade Zones

FTZ #44* is located in Morris County on Interstate 80.
500 International Drive North
Suite 345
Mt. Olive, NJ 07828

FTZ #49 is located at Port Newark/Port Elizabeth Marine Terminal.
225 Park Avenue
11th Floor
New York, NY 10003

FTZ #142 is located in Salem County.
South Jersey Port.
2nd & Becket Streets
Camden, NJ 08103

FTZ #200 is located at Mercer County Airport (off Rt. I-95).
Mercer County Economic Development Director
640 South Broad Street
Trenton, NJ 08611

FTZ #235 is located in Ocean County.
Lakewood Development Corporation
231 Third Street
Lakewood, NJ 08701

*Note: The State of New Jersey is the "Grantee" of FTZ #44.

FTZ Operations

FTZ’s 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. For further information, please visit the links below.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection

United States Foreign-Trade Zones Board

National Association of Foreign Trade Zones (NAFTZ)

U.S. Foreign Trade Zone General-Purpose Application