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DHL opens Foreign Trade Zone at JFK

Caryn Livingston

DHL has opened its seventh Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) in the United States with the inauguration of its newest location at New York’s JFK Airport.

The JFK location adds to DHL’s growing FTZ footprint, which includes locations in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Miami, San Diego and Los Angeles. According to a statement from DHL, its growing FTZ presence in the U.S. is “geared toward supporting customers in mitigating the effects of fluctuating trade scenarios facing companies with operations” in the country.

“Our ultimate goal is to support our customers with comprehensive services, strategically located facilities and our broad FTZ footprint across the United States,” said David Goldberg, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding, U.S. “This newest location will further help customers minimize their duty exposure in an ever-changing Customs landscape and support their future business growth objectives.”

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Along with its seven FTZs, DHL administers customer-operated and user-specific FTZ in additional locations across the U.S., supported by competency centers in Dallas and El Paso. The company plans to open three additional FTZ locations in 2020, in El Paso, San Francisco, and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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Caryn Livingston

Caryn Livingston is Editor of the monthly magazine Air Cargo World and Deputy Editor of the company’s monthly newsletter, Cargo Facts, and its weekly e-mail publication Cargo Facts Update. Prior to joining Cargo Facts in 2017, Caryn worked as a journalist in Houston covering the oil and gas industry. She holds a BA in English from the University of Tulsa and an MA in Literature from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.