Foreign Trade Zone



The Trade Zone Act of 1934, and as subsequently amended was enacted to “expedite and encourage” international trade.

The Office of Economic Development works closely with the Port of Houston Authority, which is the grantee administering the Trade Zone (FTZ) 84, to facilitate the process for interested parties to obtain the requisite Letters of Non-Objection to Designation and/or Activation of a Foreign-Trade Zone Site from Harris County, Harris County Flood Control District, and Harris County Hospital District.

Interested applicants please follow the instructions to fill out completely the Payment in Lieu of Taxes Agreement and required Exhibits and submit a complete application package together with the signed and notarized affidavit by mail or hand deliver to:

Trade Zone Administrator
Port of Houston Authority

P.O. Box 2562
Houston, Texas 77252-2562
Phone: 713-670-2487