Global Access is designated as a U.S. Customs Port of Entry and has an onsite U.S. Customs office with 24-hour, seven-day-a-week operations. Global Access is also an activated Foreign Trade Zone. The 2,600-acre General Purpose Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ #243) includes two activated sites at Global Access and sites in Whittier, City of Industry, Ontario, Chino and Rialto, California. The zone offers importers and exporters the agility and cost benefits of being able to defer, reduce or eliminate duties while storing or transporting eligible products at Global Access and those companies sponsored by FTZ #243 within a 60-mile radius.

Advantages:

  • 2-hour secured customs clearance of 747 aircraft versus long wait periods at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
  • Store, sort, test, re-label, re-package, manipulate goods without paying duty fees
  • Experienced Zone operators minimize the burden of compliance and documentation
  • No duties on re-exported merchandise
  • No duty is paid on domestically sold merchandise until it leaves the FTZ
  • No duty is paid on waste or yield loss in a FTZ
  • If foreign merchandise is manufactured within
    a FTZ into a product with a lower duty rate,
    then the lower duty rate applies