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Port Everglades Foreign Trade Zone

Port Everglades Foreign Trade Zone

Port Everglades Foreign Trade Zone

foreign-trade zone no. 25

FTZ warehouse workerPort Everglades is at the forefront of efficiency when it comes to distributing foreign and domestic goods. That’s why importers and exporters consider the Port’s Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) No. 25 to be a critical component to their bottom line.

FTZ #25 Benefits Business

FTZ No. 25 is the first of its kind and the largest in Florida. Companies that operate within it take advantage of benefits such as:

  • Improved cash flow
  • Avoidance of duty
  • Lower tariff rates
  • Reduced insurance costs
  • Upgraded quality control
  • Reduction of Customs clearance delays

From auto parts to cosmetics, businesses of all sizes can implement more effective economical solutions for cargo storage, merchandise manipulation and manufacturing needs.

Business Activities in the Foreign-Trade Zone

  • Assemble
  • Clean
  • Display
  • Manipulate
  • Mix
  • Process
  • Re-label
  • Repackage
  • Repair
  • Salvage
  • Sample
  • Store
  • Test
  • Manufacture


As one of the Western Hemisphere’s most accessible deep-water seaports, tourism and international trade thrive at Port Everglades. The Port’s strategic positioning makes it the ideal hub for companies conducting business in Central America, South America, the Caribbean, the Far East and European countries. Other FTZ No. 25 highlights include:

  • 22.7 acres at the Port is currently activated by U.S. Customs
  • Secure, fenced-in and illuminated
  • Cost cutting and time-saving computerized inventory control system
  • 388,600 square feet (36,102 square meters) of warehousing space with around-the-clock access
  • Fast in, fast out routes to major highways, an international airport and direct rail lines
  • More than 14 additional FTZ sites throughout Broward County


The value of goods moving through Port Everglades’ FTZ No. 25 exceeded $685 million in Fiscal Year 2011 (October 1, 2010 through September 30, 2011) and an additional $6.75 billion worth of merchandise moved through the Special-Purpose Subzones of FTZ No. 25. Positively impacting profitability through saving incentives has made FTZ No. 25 a proven outlet for strong businesses to thrive and small businesses to grow stronger. It also offers the opportunity to:

  • Defer, reduce or even eliminate Customs duties on products admitted into the zone
  • Save on taxes and improve bottom line results
  • Expand in the United States and abroad
  • Boost competitiveness domestically and internationally


Port Everglades also operates several FTZ facilities in other Broward County locations. 

Read also:

We do import and export at the Port Everglades Free Trade Zone


Port Everglades official website

Augustin Caceres

VP of Operations for LEGroup Industries Speaks fluent English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian.

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