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UPS Zone Solutions

Harness the Advantages of Foreign Trade Zones (FTZ)

Zone Solutions

As your global supply chain grows, so do the challenges you face managing risk and cost. Perhaps you've considered foreign trade zones as a way to address risk while reducing duties, import taxes and fees, but felt you lacked the expertise and weren't sure about the investment. We can help.

UPS Zone Solutions, an experienced leader in FTZ for more than 20 years, offers a comprehensive set of FTZ solutions—from consultation, to FTZ systems implementation, to foreign-trade zone administration, to complete end-to-end FTZ warehousing—to help you improve visibility, increase compliance, manage costs, and improve service levels.

We can assess your specific situation and needs, and provide feedback regarding whether FTZ is right for you, and which FTZ solution will best meet your needs.

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Our Managed Services can help you make your global supply chain more efficient

You might have been considering an FTZ for a while. We can help you determine if it makes sense for your business. In fact, if you already have a warehouse you may only need our help to ensure it's set up properly for FTZ processing. Once operating, we can manage all FTZ-related transactions. We monitor and reconcile all transactions entering and exiting in order to improve compliance.

Proper FTZ operations can provide a number of benefits:

  • Fee consolidation - your entries to Customs are consolidated into one weekly entry
  • Duty deferral - delay paying duty until goods enter into U.S. commerce
  • Duty elimination - owe no duty when exporting goods out of the zone or when destroying goods no longer needed (and not entered for consumption in the United States)
  • Inverted tariff shift - the use of kitting or manufacturing techniques in the FTZ may result in a new tariff classification with a lower duty rate
  • Time to market - goods that have not yet received FDA approval, or approval from another government agency, may be housed in an FTZ in anticipation of approval, and ready for market
  • Regulatory compliance - systematic monitoring of FTZ transactions drives consistent processes

FTZ Solutions to fit your specific needs

Consolidate goods at Gateways for increased compliance and reduced cost

Goods sent to Gateway FTZs undergo rigorous audits and validations before entering the United States, helping to improve compliance and minimize risk. Gateway FTZs can help you consolidate goods into a single customs entry, helping to minimize entry and merchandise processing fees and taxes.

UPS Zone Solutions currently offers Gateway FTZ through four gateways: Dallas, Los Angeles, New York (JFK), and Chicago.

A full end-to-end FTZ solution

UPS Zone Solutions, in conjunction with UPS Global Logistics and Distribution, can provide a complete FTZ experience. Our turnkey solution includes FTZ managed services, along with providing, and managing, the warehousing space for your merchandise. Our warehouse services can optimize your distribution process, while our FTZ managed servicse can help you take full advantage of the compliance and cost improvements attainable through an FTZ program.

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