Foreign-Trade Zone #185

Foreign-Trade Zone #185
County of Culpeper

The Department of Economic Development handles administration for the grantee, Culpeper County Board of Supervisors, of FTZ #185 County of Culpeper.

Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) are secure areas under U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) supervision that are generally considered outside CBP territory upon activation. Located in or near CBP ports of entry, they are the United States’ version of what are known internationally as free-trade zones.

FTZ #185 includes the Counties of Culpeper, Greene, Madison, Orange, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah, and Warren, including their associated towns and cities. Areas outside of the defined zone can request to be included in FTZ#185 if they are within the required travel time from the zone’s Port of Entry. The Virginia Inland Port (VIP), located in Front Royal, is FTZ#185’s Port of Entry, although businesses looking to utilize the zone are not required to use the VIP.

For more information from the US Department of Trade. For the federal information regarding FTZ #185, visit OFIS by clicking the button below.

Foreign-Trade Zone #185 Information

FTZ #185 Information

Foreign-Trade Zone #185 County of Culpeper operates following the traditional calendars. All site annual reports are due one month prior to the federal requirement of the zone. The site required submission is the last day in February.

Invoices are typically issued May 1, payable by the end of June.

Fees can be found in the FTZ #185 Schedule which can be viewed by clicking below.

FTZ #185 Application

New sites wishing to join FTZ #185 County of Culpeper are welcome to apply via the most updated US Department of Trade application. All fees are outlined in the FTZ #185 Schedule. The applicant is also responsible for any fees the FTZ Board requires.

Please note, the Culpeper County Board of Supervisors have to approve all applications before submission to the US Department of Trade. It requires two meetings of the Board of Supervisors. It will take at least two months before submission to the US Department of Trade begins their review.