Hawaii Foreign-Trade Zone No. 9

Hawaii Foreign-Trade Zone No. 9

Foreign-Trade Zone No. 9 LogoFor half a century the Hawaii Foreign-Trade Zone No. 9 (FTZ9) program has brought cost savings benefits to Hawaii businesses and entrepreneurs. During this time, Foreign-Trade Zone sites in Hawaii have handled nearly $60 billion of merchandise. The FTZ9 program has been instrumental in retaining manufacturing and small business activity in Hawaii by encouraging companies to compete in export markets, and providing growth to new companies that import and export merchandise.

FTZ9 is Grantee for Hawaii and oversees the entire Foreign-Trade Zone program for the state as well as operates a General Purpose Zone warehouse on Pier 2.

As Grantee, FTZ9 works on behalf of our existing General Purpose and Subzones to ensure they operate within the US Foreign-Trade Zone Board and US Customs regulations.  FTZ9 files all applications to establish new General Purpose or Subzones in Hawaii, and remits concurrences to the FTZ Board when any General Purpose zone or Subzone are is altered, activated, deactivated.  FTZ9 also submits the annual report to the US Foreign-Trade Zone Board for the entire zone project under its grant.

As a General Purpose zone operator, FTZ9 operates a bonded warehouse on Pier 2.  Along with the Pier 2 warehouse, FTZ9 has become “Hawaii’s Hub for International Trade” by providing offices for import-export related businesses, on-site support services like Customs Brokers and Shipping Agents, as well as other resources such as workshops, seminars, and training, all at our Pier 2 location.

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