Foreign Trade Zone 31

From small manufacturers to multinational corporations, Foreign Trade Zones (FTZs) give businesses who import product a competitive edge by allowing them to defer, reduce, and/or eliminate Customs duties, improving their cash flow, reducing their production costs, and helping them increase their overall profit margins. 

Foreign Trade Zone 31 (FTZ 31) encompasses a 12-county Service Area in Southwest Illinois. This service area includes Bond, Calhoun, Clinton, Greene, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Monroe, Montgomery, Randolph, St. Clair, and Washington Counties.

America's Central Port, Grantee of FTZ 31, facilitates zone administration as a public benefit to manufacturers and distribution centers. Operating under the Alternative Site Framework for Foreign Trade Zones, companies located within our service area can be designated as an FTZ site within 30 days after filing the application. 

Within the Service Area, there are three Magnet Site locations. Magnet Sites are pre-designated sites located at existing industrial and distribution facilities whose transportation infrastructure, building space and available land are well established, giving businesses built-in flexibility for their operations.

America’s Central Port
The Port provides multi-modal transportation, with access to six Class-I railroads, two Mississippi River harbors, and easy access to four major interstate highways. Warehouse, office space, and multiple development-ready sites are available for lease. This site also offers a public warehouse with FTZ-activated space for storing imported merchandise. 

Gateway Commerce Center
This 2,200+ acre warehouse and distribution park offers build-to-suit and land sale options, with immediate access to four major interstate highways. Located on site are third-party logistics and trucking companies providing shipping and supply-chain options. 

MidAmerica St. Louis Airport
The airport offers over 2,500 acres of air cargo facility development and hosts state-of-the-art cargo support facilities for international and domestic customers,  with easy access to four major interstate highways, as well as being a commercial passenger airport. 

To learn more, contact Ms. Robbie Williams,

FTZ 31 Administrator

(618) 452-8440

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Tel: 618-877-8444


1635 West First Street, Granite City, IL 62040

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