Phone: (501) 490-1468

Foreign Trade Zone 14

The Port of Little Rock is home to Foreign Trade Zone 14, located on a 25 acre tract with a 104,000 square foot general purpose building. Material handling and administrative services are available.

What is it?

A Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) is a site within the United States, in or near a United States Customs port of entry, where foreign and domestic merchandise is generally considered international commerce. The United States Congress created this program to stimulate international trade and thereby create jobs and investment in the United States rather than abroad.

What purpose does it serve?

Foreign and domestic merchandise may be brought into zones for storage, testing, relabeling, displaying, manufacturing, and the eventual purpose of entry into United States commerce or exportation from the United States. A well-organized zone will provide immediate service to the area. Zones are a self-sustaining tool of international commerce offering significant benefits to United States industry and aiding the United States balance of trade.

How can it benefit business?

The foreign-trade zone program provides an opportunity for United States based firms (operations) to maintain their responsiveness to the competitive forces directing the course of the market(s) in which they compete. By eliminating/diminishing the unintended costs or obstacles associated with United States trade laws, zones provide an opportunity to maintain, expand, and create new economic growth in the United States

Where is it?

Foreign Trade Zone 14
Port of Little Rock
8400 Lindsey Road
Little Rock, AR 72206
501-490-1468

What is a Subzone?

In addition to general purpose FTZs, the FTZ Board is authorized to designate private storage or manufacturing facilities as FTZ “subzones”.  For example, a company could apply to designate part or all of its United States manufacturing facilities as “subzones” of a general purpose FTZ.  Most United States auto assembly plants are operated as FTZ subzones, as are factories engaged in the production of chemicals, food products, consumer electronics, computer equipment, and a wide range of other goods. They are established as adjuncts to existing general purpose zones.  The Port of Little Rock currently has four active subzones.