DHL expands Foreign Trade Zone footprint

DHL Global Forwarding has expanded its Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) footprint in the US with the addition of JFK Airport in New York.

With this 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 are secure areas under U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) supervision that are generally considered outside of the United States for customs purposes. The FTZs are used for loading, unloading, handling, storing goods and for reshipping them by land, sea or air. Customers benefit with FTZs as they reduce, defer or mitigate the impact of tariffs and taxes.


David Goldberg, chief executive office , DHL Global Forwarding, US, commented: “Our ultimate goal is to support our customers with comprehensive services, strategically located facilities and our broad FTZ footprint across the United States. 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 toward supporting customers in mitigating the effects of fluctuating trade scenarios facing companies with operations in the United States.  

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