METRO Government of Nashville and Davidson County: Nashville Area Foreign Trade Zone

The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and davidson County is the local grantee for the Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) program. Nashville’s Foreign-Trade Zone # 78 was established in 1983. FTZ’s are areas designated by the U.S, Department of Commerce considered to be outside the U.S. Customs territory. The purpose is to stimulate and expedite international commerce by exempting goods from tariffswhile they are in the zone.