DHL expands FTZ presence with new Texas site

DHL Global Forwarding has expanded its foreign trade zone (FTZ) presence in the US with a new site at the El Paso, Texas, airport.

FTZs are secure areas under US customs and border protection supervision that are generally considered outside of the US for customs purposes. FTZs are used for loading, unloading, handling, storing goods and for reshipping them by land, sea or air. Users benefit from FTZs as they reduce, defer or mitigate the impact of tariffs and taxes.

The latest addition joins seven other locations, including New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Miami, San Diego and Los Angeles.

“Now more than ever, our ultimate goal is to invest in and support our customers with comprehensive services, strategically located facilities and our broad FTZ footprint across the US,” said David Goldberg, chief executive, DHL Global Forwarding, US.

“This newest location will further help customers minimise their duty exposure in an ever-changing customs landscape and support their future business growth objectives.”

DHL said its FTZ expansion is part of its 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, DHL added.

Share this story

Related Topics

Latest customs news

US customs crackdown on e-commerce yet to impact freighter capacity

A US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) crackdown on e-commerce shipments into the US over recent weeks has yet to…

Read More

Share this story

WFS helps screen cargo at JFK

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) is to operate a new Centralized Examination Station at New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK) International…

Read More

Share this story

A third of exporters still need to switch to Customs Declaration Service

Up to one-third of exporters still need to switch to the UK’s Customs Declaration Service (CDS) for exports as there…

Read More

Share this story

Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector.After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015.Contact me on [email protected]