Duties & Taxes Optimization

We offer solution to optimize your internal supply chain costs, through simplified and centralize clearances, free trade agreements management as well as Free Trade Zone solution, Bonded Warehousing. Free trade agreements and preferential treatment arrangements are fully taken into account. All possible steps are taken to minimize duties, and to optimize your Landed Cost Calculation.

Lower Your overall Duties Spend

The GEODIS Duties & Taxes Optimization solutions allow you to optimize one of the most resource-intensive steps of complying with duty compliance globally in order to lower overall duty spend and the cost of goods sold and become more cost competitive in the global marketplace.

Free-Trade Zone (FTZ)

A Free-Trade Zone (also called a Foreign-Trade zone) is an area within a facility where goods may be landed, stored, handled and re-exported under specific customs regulations, and generally not subject to customs duty. GEODIS’ expertise in Free-Trade Zone (FTZ) solutions help you admit foreign origin merchandise without having to pay taxes or duties until they are transferred to a domestic market.

An end-to-end integrated solution
Our GEODIS customs experts can expertly manage your FTZ operations in a variety of locations such as a warehouse, a manufacturing location or a services facility. We provide you with increased flexibility towards end-distribution through duty deferment, higher inventory visibility, reduced buffer stocks, overall lower product costs, a just-in-time concept, and more. We also enable flexible and hassle-free re-export to other countries. Because the solution is integrated end-to-end, it also creates value by improving cash flow, reducing compliance risk, generating savings, and increasing supply chain velocity for re-exporting products.

FTZ value-added services
We complement our standard activities with customized solutions based on your product's security needs, value and sensitivity. These can include labeling, packing, kitting, sorting, custom crating and light production.

Customs Optimization

Our customs specialists have an in-depth understanding of local conditions and regulations. This means that they can provide valuable support along your supply chain, helping you tackle the increasingly complex regulatory, security and quality challenges that have arisen from today's growth in world trade. GEODIS' Customs Optimization solutions offer simplified customs procedures, reducing both costs and delays across your international supply chain.

Customs warehouse solution

GEODIS has a great deal of expertise in the management of bonded warehousing services. This type of secured customs warehouse is a building or space designed for storing goods under customs control – with the deferred payment of import duties and taxes due until the goods are sold or removed from the customs (bonded) warehouse. Goods may also be re-exported without any duty or tax being paid. Bonded warehousing services also offer treasury advantages for goods stored in GEODIS facilities.

Temporary importation or exportation

Our temporary importation and exportation solutions help you import and export your goods on a limited timeline – without paying any duties or taxes – while complying with other local conditions. These solutions are managed by GEODIS experts as they optimize your international exchanges.

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