Foreign Trade Zone

What is a Foreign Trade Zone?

Unique to Greater Cincinnati, regional businesses can take advantage of two active Foreign Trade Zones. These Zones promote international trade and make it easier to do business through customs-related advantages, as well as state and local inventory tax exemptions.

Foreign Trade Zones (FTZ) Nos. 46 and 47 were established in 1979, to promote international trade and facilitate expanded business activity in Ohio and Kentucky. Ohio FTZ (46) includes Brown, Butler, Clermont, Hamilton and Warren counties. Kentucky FTZ (47) is made up of Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties. FTZ activity in Ohio and Kentucky currently supports companies selling machinery/equipment, oil/petroleum, textiles/footwear, vehicle parts and consumer products.

Need more information about Greater Cincinnati's Foreign Trade Zones? Contact our partners at the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority or the Greater Cincinnati Foreign Trade Zone.

REDI Cincinnati is your first point-of-contact for questions about locating or expanding your company in our region. To learn more, contact REDI at (513) 562-8474 or