In 2020, the most recent year statistics are available, Foreign-Trade Zone 147 (FTZ 147) received over 10 times more merchandise in zone status than any other zone in Pennsylvania! Berks County is one of 11 Central-Pennsylvania Counties located in Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) 147. Companies can use foreign-trade zones to maintain the cost competitiveness of their U.S.-based operations in relation to their foreign-based competitors.
FTZ 147 ranks 5th in the nation, and 2nd for an inland port, for receipts of merchandise into warehouses in Zone Status. FTZ 147 ranks 20th in the nation in terms of exports from warehouse zones.