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Hamilton Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ)

One of Canada’s leading multi-modal cities, Hamilton is a prime gateway for Canadian businesses looking to export their product.  This fact is enhanced with the Government of Canada identifying the City of Hamilton as a federally designated Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) point in collaboration with the Hamilton Oshawa Port Authority and the John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport.

Hamilton’s Foreign Trade Zone point aims to help businesses expand their reach to international markets through a combination of tax and duty relief programs, tariff exemptions and exclusive concierge investment services by a dedicated group of sector experts.  These individuals are ready to assist businesses with inquiries, information, programs and incentives to advance and expand international trade opportunities.  Hamilton’s FTZ point also provides direct contact and programs offered by the Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) as well as the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and various Federal and Provincial programs that may be available.

The Hamilton Foreign Trade Zone point, along with world-class goods movement facilities and infrastructure, makes this city the ideal location to connect your business to the global market.

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Hamilton is the ideal location for business and international trade.  The city is home to two international border services available 24/7 (Hamilton Oshawa Port Authority, John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport), Canada’s busiest expedited overnight cargo airport, the busiest and largest port in Ontario and ample connectivity to both CN and CP rail lines and intermodal services.  Hamilton also has two expressways with connectivity to major Provincial highway systems and is centrally located within an hour of Toronto and New York State borders. 

Hamilton’s Foreign Trade Zone offers businesses rapid and front-of-the-line services and direct access to agencies and programs that specialize in export and development. 

We’re here to help.

Support services through Hamilton Foreign Trade Zone include:

  • Direct access to goods movement sector professionals related to; air, sea, rail and road cargo
  • Direct access to Canada Border Services Agency-incentives and programs
  • Direct access to Canada Revenue Agency-incentives and programs
  • Direct access to other government agencies such as; Transport Canada, Export Development Canada, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, Global Affairs Canada
  • Opportunities to participate in events and trade missions
  • Provide resources, introductions and assistance
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Hamilton is ranked most diverse economy in Canada
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Largest port in Ontario
$11.697 Billion in building permit values in the past 10 years
Canada's largest overnight express cargo airport
A multi modal facility with access to marine, rail and truck transportation
Canada's gateway city with direct access to airport, port and rail
open 24/7 no curfew
Can handle all types of commodities
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For general enquiries please contact Brian Morris

905-546-2424 ext. 5602
or fill out the form below