Value-Added Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) Services

Our Global Trade Solutions professionals have the full service experience necessary to deliver the FTZ services you require to improve your business performance. Our service offerings include:

Cost Benefit Analyses

We prepare a comprehensive analysis identifying FTZ benefits that apply to your operations. These benefits may include inverted tariff relief, duty deferral, duty avoidance, MPF reduction, and state and local tax avoidance. We take into account the impact of NAFTA and the WTO Uruguay Round staged tariff reductions, as well as implementation and operating costs, to determine the net benefit of utilizing a FTZ.

Applications for FTZ status

We organize and manage the entire application process, from drafting the application to guiding it through review and approval by the sponsoring general purpose FTZ and the Foreign Trade Zones Board.

FTZ Inventory Systems

We work with you to determine systems requirements, develop in-house systems design specifications or assist in vendor software selection and final system integration. We also help clients to develop and document the operating procedures needed to effectively manage FTZ operations and compliance.

FTZ Activation

We prepare U.S. Customs’ required procedures manual and obtain all necessary waivers and authorizations from the U.S. Customs Service to allow FTZ operations to begin. We work directly with Customs officials and client representatives to insure that all parties understand how the company will meet its compliance obligations.

Contract Management

We process all FTZ paperwork and transactions, and then prepare required reports and documents on your behalf for filing with Customs. Our objective is to maintain a strong compliance environment, while eliminating administrative distractions that take attention away from your core business.

Compliance Reviews

We review your FTZ operations to assess your compliance with current rules and regulations. We identify opportunities to improve performance by recommending the latest business process and information technology solutions.

Integrated FTZ Strategies

What distinguishes Global Trade Solutions from others is our ability to develop an integrated approach to fulfilling your FTZ needs from start to finish.

As your Import / Export Business Advisor, we can deliver a full range of services from cost/benefit analysis to compliance reviews of your FTZ.

Our knowledge of customs rules and FTZ’s combined with our experience in business processes provide you with comprehensive FTZ solutions.

Contact one of our professionals today!

Global Trade Solutions, LLC
PO Box 328
Hebron, KY 41048
859-689-7177 Fax

Helpful Links
U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
Bureau of Industry and Security
Department of Homeland Security
Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls
Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control
Food and Drug Administration
U.S. Trade Representative
U.S. Census Bureau
Dept. of Commerce, Import Trade Administration
Federal Trade Commission
Foreign Trade Zones Board
Canada Revenue Agency
U.S. International Trade Commission
International Trade Administration
World Trade Organization
World Customs Organization


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