US and China flags in front of freight containers

US-China tariff negotiations have restarted. US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping met to continue trade discussions. According to CNN, Trump said he would hold off on imposing new tariffs. However, existing duties would still be in effect. CNBC also reported that Trump said the 25% tariffs currently imposed on $250 billion in Chinese goods will not be reduced. As negotiations continue, it is uncertain what the impact might be on US manufacturers. Therefore, Foreign Trade Zones could be a good solution to reduce tariffs. As a means of mitigating these tariffs, Foreign-Trade Zones (known internationally as Free Trade Zones) are secured areas held under US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) supervision around U.S. ports of entry.

US-China Tariff Solution

Foreign Trade Zones (FTZ) are the best defense against a rising US-China tariff. The U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones program is administered by the U.S. Customs Service (CBP). It offers substantial advantages to U.S.-based manufacturers and distributors. Tri-Link provides expertise in Foreign Trade Zones. We have helped companies save millions from Foreign Trade Zones for the past thirty years. We can help you realize benefits such as duty deferral, reduction, or elimination.

Tri-Link can help mitigate damages and optimize benefits in the following ways:

  1. As a General Purpose Operator (GPO) with FTZs in four major markets – Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Miami, New York, Tri-Link can provide containerization services, warehousing, storage, re-labeling, 3PL fulfillment, and the entire range of cargo services.
  2. Tri-Link is a Foreign Trade Zone Grantee and is therefore authorized to set up an FTZ Subzone on your premises if certain conditions are met and approved by the local Port Authority.
  3. Tri-Links FTZ Consulting arm has 30+ years’ experience helping other companies navigate and leverage the opportunities available with FTZs, such as allowing both foreign and domestic merchandise to be stored, manipulated, combined, temporarily removed, or even manufactured