Low-Cost Country Sourcing & Foreign Trade Zone Support

Many different manufacturers offer some form of logistics support, but few of them can match the abilities of Decatur Mold Tool & Engineering, Inc. Fewer still provide our level of comprehensive foreign trade zone support and low-cost country sourcing.

What are foreign trade zones? They are the secure areas under U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) supervision that are generally considered outside of CBP territory upon activation. To put it another way, they are the United States’ version of what has become known internationally as a free-trade zone.

Taking Advantage of FTZ

When you work with us, you are able to experience the benefits of an FTZ without being burdened with the paperwork. We function as a holding tank for foreign items until they are entered into U.S. Commerce, and have an on-staff custom broker capable of working directly with shippers to complete all necessary paperwork quickly and easily.

Each shipment that goes through us is tracked from door-to-door to ensure the needs of our customers are being met. Furthermore, our shippers understand the time-sensitivity of our products, which means they work hard to keep our timelines intact.

For the delivery of finished products, and the pickup of molds incoming for repair or engineering change notification (ECN) alterations, our team operated our own fleet of Kenworth trucks. We are one of the few manufacturers in the industry to do this. Contact us to work with an experienced team of planning and logistics experts ready to make sure every process of our manufacturing department runs smoothly--including the shipping.

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Decatur Mold has been dedicated to going above and beyond in the name of providing outstanding customer service since 1966, and we will continue to do so for years to come. To learn more about the foreign trade support services we provide for you at Decatur Mold, reach out to us today.