There are two types of FTZs: General Purpose Zones and Subzones
While there is no legal difference in the types of activity that can go on in these two zones, a general-purpose zone is established for multiple activities by a number of users. A subzone is generally established when a company seeks foreign-trade zone status for its own plant or facility, or when the general-purpose zone cannot accommodate the company’s proposed activity.
FTZs in Greater Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky
Under a grant of authority issued in 1978 by the Department of Commerce, Greater Cincinnati FTZ, Inc., a non-profit agency, serves as the grantee sponsorship organization for the trade program. Its mission is to identify and implement economic development and foreign trade initiatives throughout Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky regions to sustain and grow the region’s economic base. The organization is governed by a board of directors, whose members represent international trade and economic business leadership in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area.