The Office of Export Promotion works with New Jersey’s small and mid-sized companies interested in expanding their products and services through export. Companies interested in global business activity can tap into a number of resources available through NJBAC’s Export Promotion unit.
Most recently, the Office of Export Promotion received the President’s E Star Award for Export Service during an award ceremony at the U.S. Department of Commerce headquarters in Washington, D.C. The E and E Star Awards are the Nation’s highest honor for export excellence. Created in 1961 through an Executive Order by President John F. Kennedy, the awards afford suitable recognition to persons, firms, or organizations that contribute significantly in the effort to increase U.S. exports.
Click the link below to learn more about how to navigate international trade from New Jersey.
Recent Regulations and Resources
Foreign Trade Zones
Companies operating in a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) pay no duties on merchandise imported for manufacturing or assembling, when the final product is exported outside of the United States. Duties are only paid when these products leave the zone for the domestic market. In addition, there are no duties paid on merchandise shipped from one FTZ to another.
Merchandise entering a Foreign Trade Zone may be:
New Jersey has five strategically located Foreign Trade Zones:
- FTZ #44* Morris County (on Interstate 80) 500 International Drive North, Suite 345, Mt. Olive, NJ 07828 • 973-347-9100
- FTZ #49 Port Newark/Port Elizabeth Marine Terminal 225 Park Avenue, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10003 • 212-435-4260
- FTZ #142 Salem County, South Jersey Port 2nd & Becket Streets, Camden, NJ 08103 • 856-757-4969
- FTZ #200 Mercer County Airport (off Rt. I-95) Mercer County Economic Development, 640 South Broad Street, Trenton, NJ 08611 • 609-989-6555
- FTZ #235 Ocean County Lakewood Development Corporation, 231 Third Street, Lakewood, NJ 08701 • 732-905-5972
*Note: The State of New Jersey is the "Grantee" of FTZ #44.
FTZs are operated under the supervision of the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection of U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Merchandise shipped to U.S. zones is subject to the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection Security and Control Measures, as is all merchandise shipped to the United States from abroad.
Certificates of Free Sale
Certificates of Free Sale assist businesses who sell domestically produced food, drug, cosmetic, and medical device products internationally.
The certificates are issued through the New Jersey Department of Health's New Jersey Certificate of Free Sale Project and Imports/Exports.