Foreign Trade Zone


Cameron Parish US Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ)

  • Order No. 1958, January 5, 2015 (Docket No. B-23-2014)
  • FTZ No. 291 Cameron Parish service area of Wards 3,4,5,6 of Cameron Parish

FTZ Objective

Encourage domestic warehousing, manufacturing, and processing activity in order to improve and enhance the investment business service structure for tenant supplies, equipment, etc. used for service of oil and gas platforms, rigs and wells.

FTZ Designation

     Under zone procedures, foreign and domestic merchandise may be admitted into zones for operations such as storage, exhibition, assembly, manufacture and processing, without being subject to formal customs entry procedures and payment of duties, unless and until the foreign merchandise enters customs territory for domestic consumption. At that time, the importer ordinarily has a choice of paying duties either at the rate applicable to the foreign material in its condition as admitted into a zone, or if used in production activity, to the emerging product. Quota restrictions do not normally apply to foreign goods in zones. The Board can deny or limit the use of zone procedures in specific cases on public interest grounds. Merchandise moved into zones for export (zone- restricted status) may be considered exported for purposes such as federal excise tax rebates and customs drawback. Foreign merchandise (tangible personal property) admitted to a zone and domestic merchandise held in a zone for exportation are exempt from certain state and local ad valorem taxes (19 U.S.C. 81o(e)). Articles admitted into zones for purposes not specified in the Act shall be subject to the tariff laws and regular entry procedures, including the payment of applicable duties, taxes, and fees.

§400.2 Definitions

(a) Act means the Foreign-Trade Zones Act of 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u).

U.S. FTZ Grantee Information

FTZ Board Seal_200x200CBP PORT OF ENTRY – Lake Charles

FTZ No. 291 Cameron Parish
Grantee: West Cameron Port Commission
P.O. Box 1271, Cameron, LA 70631
Stephen Broussard (337) 775-5206
Fax (337) 775-5222

LIST OF U.S. Foreign Trade Zones