Founded in 1976, the Greater Miami Foreign Trade Zone, Inc. (GMFTZ) is the grantee of the license for the Miami Free Zone, a 47-acre foreign trade zone that is the essential hub to Latin America and the Caribbean for hemispheric trade. It employs nearly 1,000 people and more than $1 billion in goods pass through its 825,000 square feet of facilities every year.
As grantee of the license, the Greater Miami Foreign Trade Zone is responsible for making sure that the zone is operated in accordance to the rules and regulations of the federal government. It files annual reports to the Foreign Trade Zone Board in Washington, D.C. and processes all applications for expansion, modification and creation of sub-zones. The current operator of Foreign Trade Zone #32 is FTZ World Services LLC.
Certificates of Origin
A Certificate of Origin is a document which attests that the goods in a particular export shipment have been wholly produced, manufactured or processed in a particular country. "Origin" does not refer to the country where the goods were shipped but to the country where they were made.
The U.S. has trade agreements with many foreign countries, and under the terms of many of these agreements, American products receive lower tariff rates or are not subject to a tariff. The foreign customs office verifies whether a product qualifies for preferential duty rates based on the information on the Certificate of Origin that accompanies the documentation associated with the shipment.
To obtain a Certificate of Origin from the Miami Chamber, contact Liane Ventura, 305-350-7700, [email protected]
University of Miami
Calderon & Associates LLC
DeMahy Labrador Drake Victor Rojas & Cabeza
FTZ World Services
Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce