Lindsay Poe Rousseau
Interim Chief Financial Officer
525 N. Main, Suite 823
Wichita, KS 67203
The Sedgwick County Foreign Trade Zone is located in the
geographic center of the continental United States. As a U.S. Customs port of
entry, Wichita and Sedgwick County are served by a number of inbound carriers.
These carriers transport cargo directly from the port of unloading into Sedgwick
County where they clear U.S. Customs. In addition, air cargo can be shipped or
received internationally directly from Wichita Mid-Continent Airport.
Sedgwick County Foreign Trade Zone is ready to work for
businesses involved in international trade, from manufacturing to assembly or
even distribution. Whether accessed by air, rail or surface transportation,
users find our variety of international trade services and facilities not only
convenient and helpful on a day-to-day basis, but highly cost-effective in the
Foreign trade zones are areas within the United States where
foreign and domestic goods are not within U.S. Customs Territory. Users are
thereby exempt from paying duty or federal tax while goods remain in the zone or
In instances when a firm wants foreign trade zone status for
its own plant or facility, and when the existing general-purpose zone cannot
accommodate the firm's proposed activity, the designation of a subzone may be
The application process, fees and agreements vary according
to intended use.
It is the intent of the U.S. Foreign Trade Zone Program to
stimulate economic growth and development in the United States. The program was
designed to promote American competitiveness by encouraging companies to
maintain and expand their operations in the United States.
The Sedgwick County Foreign Trade Zone has the flexibility
to work with a firm to meet all of its site and facility requirements.
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Mission: To assure quality public services that provide for the present and future well-being of the citizens of Sedgwick County.
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