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Foreign Trade Zones

International Trade

Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) were established to encourage and expedite United States participation in international trade. DFW International Airport (DFW) holds the grant of authority for Foreign-Trade Zone No. 39 (the “DFW FTZ”), which offers nearly 2,200 acres of cost savings. DFW utilizes the FTZ grant to promote international trade in the region.

Companies operating in our FTZ receive numerous inventory tax exemptions for international inventory, and savings or elimination of U.S. Customs duties, tariffs and taxes - potentially saving companies millions of dollars and reducing timeframes. FTZ facilities include a 21-acre business park and two cargo distribution centers with direct airport ramp access.

DFW Pre-Designated Landsites

There are two pre-designated landsites as part of the DFW FTZ. Portions of the Airport land are pre-designated to accommodate multiple users. Additionally, the DFW FTZ has a pre-designated landsite off-Airport in Railhead Industrial Park located at Northeast Loop 820 and Blue Mound Road, in Fort Worth. Site maps below.

Businesses located within these pre-designated FTZ sites may use the DFW Foreign Trade Zone upon execution of an Operating Agreement with DFW, and approval from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Subzone/ Usage Driven Sites

DFW's Alternative Site Framework Area (ASF) requires an application to the Foreign Trade Zones Board. The ASF allows for faster approval time, spanning across 6 counties in North Texas. Any business located in Dallas, Tarrant, Collin, Denton, Grayson, Kaufman, Hill, or Hunt Counties is eligible for the expedited process. Please see Guidelines for establishing a usage driven site below.

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