Foreign Trade Zone N. 79, serving the Tampa Bay/Orlando I-4 corridor region, assists qualified importers, exporters, distribution companies and manufacturers by dramatically reducing or even eliminating US Customs duties and fees.  The administrative area of FTZ No. 79 extends 60 miles or a 90-minute drive from the port area encompassing the entire Central Florida region. Hillsborough and Polk counties have been established as an Alternative Site Framework area, allowing for an expedited FTZ application process.

If your company imports or exports goods, stores imported goods for others, or manufactures or assembles products with imported parts or materials, you might be interested in the advantages the Tampa Foreign Trade Zone offers.

A foreign trade zone is a secured area located within the United States, but is technically considered to be outside the territory of U.S. Customs.

Therefore, foreign trade zones offer the ability to defer, reduce or even eliminate Customs duties on products, resulting in tremendous savings for your business.

The Tampa Foreign Trade Zone offers a variety of general-purpose sites throughout Tampa and Hillsborough County. Facilities with more than one million square feet of warehouse space are available.

Contact Information

Mr. Torrey Chambliss
Foreign-Trade Zone No.79
Port Tampa Bay
1101 Channelside Drive
Fourth Floor
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: (813) 905-5125
Email: [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I schedule a shipment?

  • If you are scheduling a shipment for export or import via Port Tampa Bay, visit our Sailing Schedule page to contact one of our ocean carriers to schedule your shipment.
  • There is also a list of Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders in our Directory that can assist you with setting up your shipment.

What will Port Tampa Bay charge me to ship my shipment?

  • Rates are charged to the terminal operators and ocean carriers, not the individual shipper.

How do I track my shipment?

  • Contact your Customs Broker, Freight Forwarder and/or ocean carrier to help track your shipment

Can I ship goods to Europe or South America via Port Tampa Bay?

  • Visit our Sailing Schedule page to view all of our ocean carriers and where they ship to. When you locate a origin or destination you need to ship to, contact the ocean carrier to schedule your shipment.