Foreign Trade Zone
The Port of Little Rock is home to Foreign Trade Zone 14, located on a 25-acre tract with a 104,000 square foot general purpose building that also serves an extension at the Clinton National Airport. FTZ 14 provides companies with manufacturing and distribution operations an ideal international shipping solution, avoiding the time and financial burdens that come when imported goods are immediately processed through customs after arrival from a different country. Further, the Port of Little Rock can establish a foreign trade subzone anywhere in Arkansas.
What are the benefits to a zone user?
- Duty Exemption. No duties on or quota charges on re-exports.
- Duty Deferral. Customs duties and federal excise tax deferred on imports.
- Inverted Tariff. In situations where zone production results in a finished product that has a lower duty rate than the rates on foreign inputs (inverted tariff), the finished products may be entered at the duty rate that applies to its condition as it leaves the zone (requires prior authorization).
- Logistical Benefits. Companies using FTZ procedures may have access to streamlined customs procedures (e.g. “weekly entry” or “direct delivery”).
- Other Benefits. Foreign goods and domestic goods held for export are exempt from state/local inventory taxes. FTZ status may also make a site eligible for state/local benefits which are unrelated to the FTZ Act.
Foreign Trade Zone 14
Port of Little Rock
8400 Lindsey Road
Little Rock, AR 72206
A Foreign Trade Zone is a secured site that is located within U.S. borders, but is considered outside of U.S. Customs’ territory by the federal government and allows streamlined Customs clearance
The Port of Little Rock operates Foreign Trade Zone #14, which allows industry to take advantage of certain taxes and duties on imports
A Foreign Trade Zone is a secured site that is located within U.S. borders, but is considered outside of U.S. customs’ territory by the federal government and allows streamlined Customs clearance