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Foreign-trade zones are designated sites licensed by the U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board. The FTZ Board’s website contains relevant information about the foreign-trade zones program.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is the federal government agency that oversees the day-to-day operations of FTZ sites. CBP’s website contains relevant information regarding lawful international travel and trade, including allowable merchandise within an FTZ site.
The National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones serves as the collective voice of the U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones Program and the lead organization in demonstrating the program’s value and role in the changing environment of international trade.
The City of Tampa is the largest city in the Tampa Bay Region. Tampa's economy is founded on a diverse base that includes tourism, agriculture, construction, finance, health care, government, technology, and international trade.
The Central Florida Development Council’s (CFDC) is Polk County’s primary economic development organization. The CFDC’s mission is to promote and grow Polk County’s economy based on high-skill, high-wage sustainable and evolutionary business.
The mission of the Hillsborough County government is to provide effective quality service at a reasonable cost with courtesy, integrity, and accountability in a manner that protects and enhances the benefits of living and working in Hillsborough County.
The administration of FTZ No. 79 is located at Port Tampa Bay. The Port Tampa Bay’s mission is to work with stakeholders and partners to develop and manage marine terminals and support the infrastructure used for international trade in the Tampa Bay/I-4 Corridor market.
Tampa International Airport (TPA) is the principal airport in the Tampa Bay Region. TPA offers a variety of domestic and international passenger and cargo flights.
The Tampa Economic Development Corporation (Tampa EDC) is Hillsborough County’s primary economic develop organization. The Tampa EDC is dedicated to attracting and retaining high-wage jobs and capital investment in Hillsborough County.