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Ease Supply Chain Turmoil with Foreign Trade Zones

If you import goods into the US and are searching for ways to save time and money while improving efficiency, then an FTZ may be just right for you. This guide to FTZs will help you understand what exactly an FTZ is, and how using one can help your business grow.

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FTZ solutions to fit your needs

Looking to harness the benefits of an FTZ for your business? Whether you are looking for a fully managed FTZ service, or you just need someone to make some recommendations to help optimize your existing zone, UPS Supply Chain Solutions can help.

Managed Services

Once you’re up and running, we can help you manage all your FTZ-related activity. We monitor and reconcile all transactions entering and exiting to help you improve compliance.

Gateway Consolidation

Goods imported through our UPS Gateway FTZs located in Dallas, Los Angeles, New York (JFK), and Chicago undergo rigorous audits and validations before entering the United States. We may be able help you consolidate goods into a single customs entry to reduce entry and processing fees.

An End-to-End Solution

UPS Zone Solutions, in conjunction with UPS Global Logistics and Distribution services, offers a solution that features FTZ managed services, along with warehouse space and management for your merchandise.

General Purpose Zones

If you aren’t quite ready for your own dedicated FTZ, our UPS General Purpose Zones (GPZs) are designed to meet the needs of multiple customers while helping you maintain individualized service, security, and compliance for your merchandise within the zone.

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Is an FTZ right for you?

Use our FTZ cost calculator to determine the estimated value and savings of an FTZ for your business.

See What You Could Save

Our FTZs go to work for you

Save time, cut costs, and reduce stress with an FTZ designed for you and your business.
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    Customs entry consolidation

    Save time and reduce costs by consolidating customs entry fees into weekly transactions

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    Duty deferral

    Store goods duty-free until you’re ready for them to go to market

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    Inverted tariff shifts

    Goods kitted, manipulated or manufactured in a zone may qualify for reduced or deferred tariffs

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    Enhanced monitoring and control

    Systematic monitoring of transactions drives consistent processes

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    Faster time to market

    Merchandise is stored within the physical boundaries of the US, allowing you to get it onto shelves faster

  • Zone-to-Zone transfers

    Zone-to-Zone transfers

    Move items between zones while maintaining duty-free status, helping you to optimize

Customs Expertise

Curious to see how much you could save with an FTZ? Need help with your import business? Utilize our Customs Brokerage professionals to help you optimize every end of your import/export supply chain.

Foreign Trade Zones 101

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