|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||Norandex (part of Saint Gobain)||Building material||Craven|
|Saint Gobain Containers Glass Containers||Glass - Wholesale||Wilson|
|Germany||Atlantic Veneer Corp.||Plywood & Veneers||Carteret|
|BSH Home Appliances Corp.||White Goods||Craven|
|Down East Rent-A-John||Mobile Sanitation||Onslow|
|Drahtzug Stein||Drawn wire||Craven|
|InSystems Automation||Automation Engineering||Beaufort|
|PAS||Cable & panel systems||Beaufort|
|Schlaadt Plastics||Particle Foam||Craven|
|Thermik Corporation||Electric switches||Craven|
|WEENER Plastics||Plastics Products Finished||Wilson|
|Voith Fabrics, Inc.||Papermaker Wet Felt||Wilson|
|ZF Marine Group||Marine Transmissions||Carteret|
|Atlantic Veneer||Hardwood Veneer||Carteret|
|Veneer Technologies||Hardwood Veneer Importers||Carteret|
|AR Textiles, Ltd||Textile Manufacturer||Martin|
|McMullen, Inc.||Blast Resistant Windows||Wilson|
|Ireland||Horseware of Ireland||Horse Blankets||Lenoir|
|Israel||Syfan USA Corp||Polyolefin shrink film||Martin|
|Davik USA||Pressure Sensitive Self-Adhesive Tape||Martin|
|Italy||Open Grounds Farm||Agricultural Products||Carteret|
|Advanced Color Solutions||Custom paint spraying||Nash|
|Befco, Inc.||Lawn Equipment||Nash|
|Prysmian Group (Draka)||Elevator & other cables||Nash|
|DRS Technologies||Aircraft, MRO-Computer Systems||Pasquotank|
|Nutkao USA||Cocoa & Hazelnut Spreads||Nash|
|Japan||Keihin Carolina Systems Technology, Inc.||Automotive Parts||Edgecombe|
|ASMO Greenville of NC, Inc.||Automobile Parts & Supplies||Pitt|
|Fuji Silysia Chemical USA, Ltd.||Chemicals||Pitt|
|Uchiyama America, Inc.||Automotive Gaskets||Wayne|
|Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc.||Tire - Dealers - Retail||Wilson|
|NWB USA||Auto Wiper Blades||Pitt|
|True World Marine||Fishing Boat Parts||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:
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
For general information about Foreign Trade Zones in North Carolina, contact:
Mike Hubbard, Director of International Trade Division
Wells Fargo Capital Center
150 Fayettville St, Suite 1200
Raleigh, NC 27601