|Argentina||Cable Network Associates||Coaxial Cable||Pitt|
|Australia||Mayne Pharma (Metrics)||Pharmaceuticals||Pitt|
|Austria||Klaussner Lumber #2 LLC||Lumber||Halifax|
|Canada||Airboss Rubber||Rubber Stoppers, etc.||Halifax|
|Cott Beverage USA, Inc.||Soft Drinks||Wilson|
|Domtar||Paper Pulp & Fluff||Martin|
|Kaba Ilco Corporation||Key Machines||Nash|
|PCS Phosphate||Bulk Cargo Terminal||Carteret|
|PCS Phosphate||Mining/Manufacturing Facility||Beaufort|
|Onex Corp. (Spirit AeroSystems)||Aero structures manufacturer||Lenoir|
|China||WH Group, Ltd. (Smithfield)||Pork products||Wilson/Lenoir|
|U-Play||Hygiene and pet products||Wayne|
|Peak Design||Electrical Transmission & Distribution||Wilson|
|France||Saint Gobain Containers Glass Containers||Glass - Wholesale||Wilson|
|Germany||Down East Rent-A-John Mobile Sanitation||Onslow|
|WEENER Plastics Plastic Balls||Plastics - Products - Finished - Man||Wilson|
|Voith Fabrics, Inc. Papermaker Wet Felt||Textile Manufacturers||Wilson|
|ZF Marine Group Marine Transmissions||Carteret|
|Atlantic Veneer Hardwood Veneer||Plywood & Veneers - Manufacturers||Carteret|
|Veneer Technologies Hard-wood Veneer||Importers (Whls)||Carteret|
|India||FarmTrac Tractor Components||Edgecombe|
|McMullen, Inc. Blast Resistant Windows||Wilson|
|Italy||Open Grounds Farm Agricultural Products||Farms||Carteret|
|Japan||Keihin Carolina Systems Technology, Inc. Automotive Parts||Electronic Parts Assemblers (Whls)||Edgecombe|
|ASMO Greenville of NC, Inc. DC Motors and Systems||Automobile Parts & Supplies - Mfrs||Pitt|
|Fuji Silysia Chemical USA, Ltd. Micronized Silica Gel Products||Chemicals - Retail||Pitt|
|Uchiyama America, Inc. Automotive Gaskets||Seals - Metal (Mfrs)||Wayne|
|Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc. Tires||Tire - Dealers - Retail||Wilson|
|NWB USA Auto Wiper Blades||Pitt|
|LiveDo Incontinence Products||Business Services NEC||Wilson|
|True World Marine Fishing Boats||Boat Parts - Used & Rebuilt (Mfrs)||Carteret|
|Korea||TYM-USA, Inc. Wholesale Tractor Distribution||Wilson|
|Mexico||Gruma Corporation (dba Mission Foods) Tortillas||Mexican & Latin American Food Products||Wayne|
|DSM Pharmaceuticals Pharmaceuticals||Pharmaceutical Products - Wholesale||Pitt|
|DSM Dyneema Dyneema UD Fiber||Pitt|
|Lely Corporation Agricultural Machinery||Pumps & Pumping Equipment (Mfrs)||Wilson|
|Switzerland||ABB, Inc. Instrument Transformers||Power Distr/Specialty Transformer (Mfrs)||Edgecombe|
|Sandoz Pharmaceuticals||Pharmaceutical Research Laboratories||Wilson|
Thanks to its central Atlantic coast location, skilled workforce, and strong communications, education and transportation infrastructures, eastern North Carolina is ideally suited to helping you succeed in today's increasingly global marketplace.
And that's true if your business is already based here and you're looking to build business internationally, or if your business is based abroad and you want to build business in North America.
The North Carolina Department of Commerce can provide people, programs and resources to help you maximize your success in either case.
Click here if you're with a North Carolina company interested in pursuing or increasing revenues through exporting or foreign operations.
Or click here if you're with a foreign-based company seeking an ideal location to expand or begin U.S. operations.
And here in eastern North Carolina, we have people, programs and resources to help as well. We also work to ensure that all international trade efforts on your behalf complement each other. Just click here for complete contact information.
A significant number of foreign-owned firms already have substantial operations in the Region, for more on those firms and the reasons they chose eastern North Carolina, click here. And you can learn more about our Foreign Direct Investment initiative here.
According to the North Carolina Department of Commerce, nearly one in five jobs in the state is tied to international trade.
The department's business development managers help North Carolina companies enter worldwide markets with a range of services including:
For more information about exporting from NC to a specific area, please click below.
There are six Foreign or Free Trade Zones (FTZ) in North Carolina. Two are strategically located within eastern North Carolina. Throughout the state, several subzones are also approved for use by individual manufacturers.
Foreign or domestic merchandise may enter these areas without a formal customs entry, or the payment of customs duties, or government excise taxes and without a thorough examination.
If the final product is exported from the United States, no custom duty is levied. If the final product is imported into the U.S., duty and excise taxes are due at the time of transfer from the foreign trade zone and formal entry is made into the U.S. Duty is paid on the product itself or its imported parts, whichever is lower.
Generally, merchandise is exempt from payment of duty even if it is:
Spoiled or damaged goods or waste materials may be disposed of or re-exported without payment of duty.
Businesses save on personal property and sales and use taxes since state and local governments generally do not impose such taxes on items in the FTZ. Additional savings on interest, labor and shipping costs may also result.
New capital investment by firms who might otherwise have located in foreign countries is another important advantage. This new investment activity spurs development of support industries.
For information on a specific Foreign Trade Zone in North Carolina, please contact:
N.C. Ports Authority
113 Arendell St.
Morehead City, NC 28557
PO Box 9002
Wilmington, NC 28557
fax: (910) 397-1532
Global Transpark Authority
2780 Jetport Road, Ste. A
Kinston, NC 28504
PO Box 1476
Kinston, NC 28503
fax: (252) 522-5778
(252) 522-4929 ext. 714
Penny Whiteheart, Vice President, Research & Technology
Michael Staley, Vice President, Finance & Administration
For general information about Foreign Trade Zones in North Carolina, contact:
Jean Davis, Director of International Trade Division
North Carolina Department of Commerce
301 N. Wilmington St.
4320 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4320