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Economic Development
38300 Sierra Highway, Suite A
Palmdale, CA 93550

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7:30 am-6 pm
Closed Friday

What are the advantages of locating in Palmdale’s Foreign Trade Zone?
  • Duty Deferral: Users may avoid paying duties on imported merchandise until the goods are removed from the FTZ and enter into the U.S. commerce. Duty on machinery is deferred until it is put into production; there is no duty paid on re-exports or scrap.
  • Inverted Tariffs/Duty Reduction: Users may lower duty rates on goods produced in the zone when the finished product has a lower duty rate than the imported components and parts.
  • Weekly Entries: Users will benefit if they file multiple Customs and Border Protection entries each week. FTZs allow the user to file this paper work once a week.
  • No Time Constraints: Merchandise may remain in the FTZ indefinitely, whether or not it is subject to duty.
  • Customs Compliance: Customs & Border Protection requirements and federal criminal sanctions are deterrents against theft. Cargo that is imported into FTZs has fewer incidents of loss and may result in lower insurance costs.
  • Close proximity to the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
  • Outstanding transportation facilities including rail and highway connections to all of California and the greater United States.
  • Over 1,300 acres of industrial property.
  • A large skilled and educated workforce.
  • Affordable land and building costs, often 50% less than comparable sites in the Los Angeles basin.
  • A one-stop, fast-track process for development.
  • A cooperative local government that understands the needs of multinational businesses.

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