Cross-border Trade

Situated near three U.S.-Mexico ports of entry, Sierra Vista is positioned to facilitate the flow of goods between the two nations. And thanks to the Internet, importing and exporting with many countries can be managed online.

The logistics of cross-border trade can be difficult to navigate. From sourcing global freight companies to understanding licenses, tariffs, permits, quotas, and restrictions, cross-border trade can quickly become a complex process. Luckily, our economic development team can help.

Here are some other resources to help you get started.


    Developed by international trade experts and economists, this site provides market intelligence, practical advice, and tools to help U.S. companies expand in global markets.

  • SBDC

    SBDC offers resources for international trade in downloadable PDFs, including step-by-step guidance for writing your export business plan. SBDC

  • U.S. Commercial Service

    The trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, helping U.S. companies get started in exporting and selling in global markets. U.S. Commercial Service

  • Agricultural Exports

    The USDA provides assistance in exporting agricultural products to overseas markets. Learn more

  • U.S. Customs & Border Protection

    Learn more about importing into the U.S. and exporting goods to other countries in this extensive website. CBP

Foreign Trade Zone

Sierra Vista is located within Foreign Trade Zone 139. To determine if using the FTZ is to your business advantage, contact the Arizona Regional Economic Development Foundation, which holds the Grant of Authority and can aid you understanding the rules, regulations, and policies for FTZ operations.