DHL Global Forwarding, the Deutsche Post DHL Group’s air and ocean freight specialist, is expanding its Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) locations in the United States with the inauguration of its newest FTZ at New York’s JFK Airport.
With the latest addition, DHL now offers FTZ capabilities in a total of seven locations, including Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Miami, San Diego and Los Angeles, making DHL an operator of one of the broadest networks of general purpose trade facilities in the United States.
FTZs, which are used for loading, unloading, handling and storing goods and for reshipping them by land, sea or air, will benefit customers as they reduce, defer or mitigate the impact of tariffs and taxes.
“Our ultimate goal is to support our customers with comprehensive services, strategically located facilities and our broad FTZ footprint across the United States,” said David Goldberg, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding, U.S. “This newest location will further help customers minimise their duty exposure in an ever-changing customs landscape and support their future business growth objectives.”
The FTZ expansion is part of the company’s response to customer needs to build comprehensive end-to-end solutions in a number of industry sectors which include life sciences and healthcare, chemicals and energy, technology, consumer retail, engineering and manufacturing, public sector and automotive.
The added FTZ presence throughout the country is also geared towards supporting customers in mitigating the effects of fluctuating trade scenarios facing companies with operations in the United States.
In addition to its seven foreign trade zones, DHL also administers several other customer-operated or user specific FTZs across the nation; all of which are supported by experienced FTZ professionals at competency centres in Dallas and El Paso.
Three additional FTZ locations in El Paso, San Francisco and San Juan, Puerto Rico are planned for 2020.
For out more at the DHL website.