Any company that imports product into the United States and does any of the following processes could qualify for the Foreign Trade Zone program. Merchandise in a zone can be assembled, cleaned, displayed, destroyed, exhibited, manipulated, manufactured, mixed, processed, relabeled, repackaged, repaired, salvaged, sampled, stored, or tested.
Activated businesses in an FTZ can reduce or eliminate duty on imports and take advantage of other benefits to encourage foreign commerce within the United States.
For more information regarding zone benefits and eligibility, contact the zone administrators listed below:
Suffolk (FTZ #20)
The Virginia Port Authority administers Virginia’s first foreign trade zone. FTZ #20 is the most active in the Commonwealth and has a service area that includes Accomack (partial), Gloucester, Isle of Wight, James City, Mathews, Northampton, Southampton, Sussex, Surry, and York counties, and the cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg. Also, North Carolina counties of Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Elizabeth City, Gates, Hertford, Pasquotank, and Perquimans.
Contact: Laura Smith—757.683.2135
Washington Dulles (FTZ #137)
Foreign trade zone #137 is located at Washington Dulles International Airport with two operators using the Alternative Site Framework (ASF) zones. The grantee of FTZ #137 is Washington Dulles Foreign Trade Zone, Inc. Service area includes Frederick, Clarke, Loudoun, Fairfax, Fauquier, Prince William and Arlington counties and the City of Alexandria.
Contact: Peggy Dyer—703.572.8714
Culpeper (FTZ #185)
Located in north-central Virginia, the Culpeper foreign trade zone includes a 78-acre site located on Route 29 and Route 666, a 104-acre site located at the Culpeper County Industrial Airpark, and a 64.6-acre site in Waynesboro. Service area includes Culpeper, Greene, Madison, Orange, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah, and Warren counties.
Contact: Phil Sheridan—540.727.3410
Tri-Cities TN/VA (FTZ #204)
Foreign trade zone #204 has a service area in Virginia covering Buchanan, Dickenson, Lee, Russell, Scott, Washington, and Wise counties, and the cities of Bristol and Norton. The grantee of FTZ #204 is the Tri-Cities Airport Authority.
Contact: Mark Canty—423.367.2385
Richmond (FTZ #207)
Central Virginia’s FTZ #207 includes on-airport warehousing options at Richmond International Airport and over 100 acres available for development on-airport. Additional magnet sites are located in Ashland, Prince George, and South Hill. The approved ASF service area includes Amelia, Appomattox, Brunswick, Buckingham, Caroline, Charles City, Charlotte, Chesterfield, Cumberland, Dinwiddie, Essex, Greensville, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, King and Queen, King George, King William, Lancaster, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Middlesex, New Kent, Northumberland, Nottoway, Powhatan, Prince Edward, Prince George, Richmond, and Westmoreland counties, and the independent cities of Colonial Heights, Emporia, Hopewell, Petersburg, and Richmond.
Contact: Russ Peaden—804.226.8520
New River Valley Airport (FTZ #238)
The New River Valley Economic Development Alliance administers Virginia’s newest foreign trade zone. FTZ #238’s service area encompasses 22 counties and nine cities in southern, central, and southwest Virginia, and includes a 35-acre general-purpose zone at the New River Valley Airport in Dublin as well as a 200,000-square-foot warehouse on a 15-acre site in Pulaski. Service area includes Alleghany, Amherst, Bedford, Bland, Botetourt, Campbell, Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Grayson, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Pulaski, Roanoke, Rockbridge, Smyth, Tazewell, and Wythe counties, and the cities of Bedford, Buena Vista, Covington, Danville, Galax, Lynchburg, Martinsville, Radford, Roanoke, and Salem.
Contact: James Cabler —540.267.0007