​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Foreign-Trade Zone No. 75​

Foreign-Trade Zones are secure areas under supervision of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that are considered outside the customs territory of the United States at which special CBP procedures may be used. Foreign and domestic merchandise may be moved into zones for storage, exhibition, assembly, manufacturing, and processing without payment of duties, quota and other import restrictions until the decision is made to enter the goods into the U.S. market. Authority for establishing foreign-trade zones is granted by the Foreign-Trade Zones Board of the U.S. Department of Commerce.​

As Grantee, the City of Phoenix is responsible for establishing, administering and marketing the Foreign-Trade Zone program for the greater Phoenix area (No.75).

Credit: ​International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce​


  • ​ Duty Deferral:  Duties are paid only when goods enter U.S. Customs territory.
  •  Duty Exemption:  Merchandise may be exported out of the U.S. duty free.
  •  Duty Reduction:  Manufacturers may pay the lower duty rate applicable to either component materials or merchandise produced.
  •  Duty Elimination:  Duties are eliminated on merchandise that is obselete, damaged, destroyed as defective, scrapped, or wasted.
  •  Weekly Entry Savings:  Reduce cost of fees by using weekly entries versus entry per shipment.
  •  Direct Delivery: Minimize delays in Customs clearance and increase delivery times.
  •  Property Tax Reduction:  Arizona offers an approximate 71% reduction in real and personal property taxes for activated FTZs*.

    *Restrictions apply.

 Foreign-Trade Zone Flyer ​​   ​​

Phoenix Zone Fee Schedule​​​​

Where is FTZ No.75?

Map of FTZ No. 75 area

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Who Can Benefit From an FTZ: ​​

Importers who are:​

    • Manufacturers
    • Warehouse/Distribution Centers
    • Third-Party Logistics Service Providers

​​ Application Requirements: 
    • ​​City of Phoenix Council approval (if applicable)​.
    • Application fee and Annual Fee payable to the City of Phoenix per current Zone schedule.
    • Concurrence letters from affected tax jurisdictions (if applicable).
    • Approval by Port Director for activation.
    • Operations Agreement.
    • Submission of Annual Report.
    • Operations subject to requirements of U.S. FTZ Act, FTZ Board Regulations, and U.S. Customs Regulations.

Image of FTZ Administrator, Denise Yanez 

For more information, please contact
Denise Yanez, FTZ Administrator