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The Limon Foreign Trade Zone 293 (FTZ-293) is strategically located in the eastern Colorado area providing a central United States location for businesses looking to meet increasing trade demands. The Service Area covers all of the counties of Adams and Arapahoe and major portions of the counties of Lincoln, Elbert and Morgan. In Lincoln County, the Town's of Limon, Hugo, Genoa and Arriba are all included in the Service Area. FTZ’s were created in the United States to provide special customs procedures to U.S. plants engaged in international trade-related activities. Duty-free treatment is accorded items that are processed in FTZ’s and then re-exported, and duty payment is deferred on items until they are brought out of the FTZ for sale in the U.S. market. This helps to offset customs advantages available to overseas producers who compete with domestic industry.

The Denver International Airport (DEN) serves as the region’s United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) designated international port of entry. CBP Port Director offices are located on Tower Road just outside the airport property. The Limon FTZ-293 was approved by the Foreign Trade Zones Board on June 11, 2015. Limon FTZ-293 is organized under the Alternative Site Framework which allows up to 2,000 acres within the Service Area to be identified as FTZ Sites. The Town of Limon is the Grantee and it included two Magnet Sites totaling 421 acres on the Big Sandy and East Airport Magnet Sites.

FTZ’s are secure areas approved by the U.S. Department of Commerce and under the supervision of the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP). FTZ’s are considered to be outside of U.S. Customs Territory for purposes of duty payment. Located at or near (60 miles 0r 90 minutes max.) customs ports of entry, they are the United States version of what are known internationally as “free trade zones.”

Contact:

Joe Kiely
FTZ Director
Town of Limon
PO Box 9
Limon, CO 80828
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