Foreign Trade Zones

Connecticut companies have access to 4 foreign trade zones, stretching along the shoreline from Bridgeport, New Haven, and New London to Windsor Locks in north central Connecticut. Created to encourage international trade, economic development, and job creation in the United States, the FTZ program expedites and encourages foreign commerce by lowering the cost of U.S. based operations engaged in international trade.

Applicants for FTZ designation in Connecticut are processed under a procedure that takes no more than 30 days, a streamlined approach that’s contributed to Connecticut’s rank as 11th of the top 25 states for FTZ production export activity (Foreign Trade Zone Board, 2020).

Key Benefits of Operating in a CT FTZ