Foreign Trade Zone 281

Foreign-Trade Zone No. 281 furnishes competitive edge

Foreign-Trade Zone No. 281 (FTZ 281) adds to the many benefits offered by PortMiami by furnishing international shippers with opportunities to reduce, defer and even entirely eliminate U.S. Customs duties associated with import-export activity.  


  • 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 me manufactured, cleaned, destroyed, sorted and/or assembled


Application Process

Foreign Trade Zone Application Process


Interactive Map

FTZ 281 stretches from Southwest Eighth Street to the Broward County line, from Miami Beach in the east to the Urban Development line in the west. As noted in the map below, this area encompasses many industrial areas and critical logistics components including

  • Miami International Airport
  • Opa-locka Airport
  • PortMiami
  • Rail yards and other transportation infrastructure

Foreign Trade Zone 281 Map