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Port Canaveral’s Foreign Trade Zone #136, encompassing all of Brevard County, provides distinct advantages for businesses currently engaged in international trade or considering the possibilities. 

Advantages of utilizing Foreign Trade Zone 136

• ​ ​ Duties are only due upon entry for U.S. consumption
• ​ ​ Defer the payment of duties while merchandise is stored in your site
• ​ ​ Reduce duties on merchandise assembled or manufactured into finished products
• ​ ​ Re-export goods duty-free
• ​ ​ Unlimited storage period
• ​ ​ Goods may be manufactured, cleaned, destroyed, sorted and/or assembled

Take advantage of the benefits with storing goods at a Foreign Trade Zone Warehouse

American Cruise-Aid Logistics offers a 24,500 square foot warehouse, located at Port Canaveral.
Click here for more information.


Duty-Free Storage

Duty payment is deferred on items imported into an FTZ until they leave the FTZ for domestic sale. So, you can avoid tying up money in Customs duties on your inventory. Most quota restrictions do not apply to FTZs, so you also can store over-quota items here until needed.

No Duty on Domestic Content or Value Added

The value added to a product in an FTZ (including cost of labor, overhead and profit) are exempt from Customs duties, unlike value added in overseas production operations. The more activities you conduct within a zone, the more you save.

Relief From Inverted Tariffs

In some cases, a component item or raw material carries a higher duty rate than the finished product. To eliminate the penalty on American manufacturers of such products, FTZ rules allow participants to pay the duty rate applicable to either the component materials or their finished product, whichever is lower.

No Duty on Rejected or Defective Parts

If your imported merchandise is faulty, you can destroy it or return it for replacement without incurring duties. Outside an FTZ, you would pay double duties - on the defective item and on the replacement. 

No Duty on Waste and Scrap

No duty is charged on most waste and scrap from production operations within an FTZ.

Reduced Processing Time and Fees

Under Weekly Entry procedures, zone users have the option of filing one Customs Entry per week rather than a separate Customs Entry for each entry into the U.S. If you make entry on multiple shipments each week, you will save substantially on processing time and fees.

Reduced Transit Time

"Direct Delivery" allows you to receive repetitive shipments of the same items into an FTZ without a formal Customs release. This eliminates time-consuming documents and physical inspections of every delivery and can shorten transit time.

FTZ 136 is a member of the not-for-profit National Association of Foreign Trade Zones. The association's web site - www.naftz.org - is a good resource for additional information.

Contact our FTZ Grantee representative to learn more at cpa.ftz136@portcanaveral.com

CLICK HERE to view the FTZ 136 Zone Schedule of rates and regulations

Click Here to download our FTZ flyer

Foreign Trade Zone #136 Active Operators

American Cruise Aid Logistics Logo
405 Atlantis Road, Suite 101
Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
Phone: 321-784-8120

Seaport Canaveral Logo
555 Hwy 401
Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
Phone: 321-783-4890

8301 NewSpace Drive
Merritt Island, FL 32953
Phone: 321-474-3602

Raider Outboards Logo
1885 Armstrong Road
Titusville, FL 32780
Phone: 321-383-9585

One Air Terminal Parkway, Suite 220
Melbourne, FL 32901 USA
321.723.6227 EXT. 133