Port of Galveston


Foreign-Trade Zone No. 36 operates a Service Area that includes all of Galveston County, including the cities of Galveston, Hitchcock, Dickinson, La Marque, Santa Fe, League City and Webster. As Grantee of the Zone, the Port of Galveston sponsors applications for new sites and interfaces with the Foreign-Trade Zones Board and zone users. Additionally, the Grantee is responsible for compiling and sending an annual report to Washington that chronicles each year’s zone activity. The port also works closely with Customs and Border Protection to ensure that all zone activities are properly handled by the zone Operators.

FTZ No. 36 includes undeveloped property on Pelican Island and Scholes International Airport as well as sites operating within the Port’s property boundaries on Galveston Island. FTZ No. 36 is a general purpose zone which can store and manipulate imported goods before they enter the commerce of the United States or are re exported. Other approved zone activities include assembling, packaging, destroying, storing, cleaning, exhibiting, re-packing, distributing, sorting, grading, testing, labeling, repairing, combining with foreign or domestic content, or processing. Manufacturing and processing require specific FTZ Board approval.