2017 Utah Inland Port Feasibility Study
H.B. 2001 Utah Inland Port Authority Legislation
Utah Inland Port Boundary Map
Union Pacific Rail links Salt Lake County to major sea ports - Los Angeles, Oakland, Portland, & Seattle
I-15 and 1-80 sustain the region as Crossroad of the West
One or two-day truck ride to almost every major city in the Western U.S.
Central distribution point along Canada/Mexico corridor
Foreign Trade Zones (FTZs) are areas within the U.S. that
are considered exterior to U.S. commerce through federal designation. Because
of this designation, businesses can import goods or components into an FTZ
without paying duties at the time of import. While the goods and components are
in the FTZ, they can be warehoused, assembled, manufactured, processed,
packaged, tested, cleaned, and exhibited. As long as the goods or products
remain within the FTZ, they are exempted from duties. Only when goods are
shipped to domestic destinations and enter U.S. commerce are applicable duties
paid. Duties are generally not applicable to goods or products that are
scrapped, transferred to another FTZ, or exported. Taking advantage of FTZs can
allow businesses to defer, reduce, or eliminate payment of duties entirely.
Foreign Trade Zone 30 is
located in Salt Lake County and serves as a tactical tool for leveraging the
region’s unique assets to create a more economically robust environment. Together with rail, interstate, and air transport options, FTZ #30 can help
connect Salt Lake County more fully with the global market and catalyze the
establishment of an inland port within the region, cementing Salt Lake County’s
position as the “Crossroads of the West”.