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Trade & Export Assistance
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We work with leadership at the Foreign Trade Zone No. 79 (FTZ No. 79) to advocate for trade and intellectual property issues, identify opportunistic international markets, and help facilitate import/export opportunities for businesses in Central Florida. 
FTZ No. 79 assists companies in Tampa Bay and along the I-4 Corridor to strengthen their international competitiveness in their respective industries by streamlining the process and minimizing the costs associated with qualified importing, exporting, manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution activities.
In 2013, Polk County was brought into the FTZ No. 79 under the Alternative Site Framework.  For more information, visit their website:  www.tampaftz.com.

Did You Know?

According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, goods exports from Florida in 2014 reached $58.6 billion, helping the U.S. set a record with $2.35 trillion in goods and services exports.
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