Grow your business globally using Port Freeport's Foreign Trade Zone.
Port Freeport sponsors Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) #149 which covers all of Brazoria and Fort Bend Counties here in the State of Texas. This represents a geographic area which is about the size of the State of Rhode Island. We provide this service solely as a benefit to our clients and interested users that have the need to defer their Customs duties. Some key customers that currently utilize FTZ #149 include Dow Chemical, Phillips 66, Axens North America Inc., American Rice, Mammoet, Tenaris Global Services and DSM Nutritional Products.
In 2014, FTZ #149’s active sites employed a total of 2,600 people and clients benefited from the FTZ program by saving over $1.4 million in Customs duties.
Click here to learn about FTZ #149 tariffs and regulations.
In 2012, companies saved over $1.4 million in Customs duties through the utilization of Port Freeport's Free Trade Zone. Two years later the saving nearly doubled.
The Foreign-Trade Zones Board for the United States of America is located in Washington DC and works in conjunction with US Customs and Border Protection, who must approve all new sites based on need. All Operating Agreements and new site location applications must be presented to the Foreign-Trades Zones Board. All of Port Freeport's FTZ 149 property is managed under the
"FTZ Alternative Site Framework" which means it's much easier to activate and deactivate bonded areas to accommodate clients needs. The FTZ #149 Tariff is located here on this website, so you can easily access rates and information. Some of our past clients have saved millions of dollars in duties and property taxes because these sites are also tax free.