Portsmouth welcomes and is the location of several international businesses. In addition to its business parks and the Pease International Tradeport www.peasedev.org the City offers the following resources attractive to international business.
The Port of New Hampshire
The State of New Hampshire's Maritime Terminal and deepwater port provide marine services for access and bulk cargo. Its strategic location on a deep natural harbor makes it viable for international cargo shipping as well as for visiting cruise ships. The Harbormaster offices and dock are located onsite. Port infrastructure includes a 66-foot-long wharf, a 310-foot barge pier, two large warehouse structures, and open areas for bulk storage and container facilities.
Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ)
New Hampshire has one Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) consisting of five distinct sites, three of which are located in Portsmouth: 1,095 acres at the Tradeport, 10 acres at the Port, and 50 acres at the Portsmouth Industrial Park. A Foreign Trade Zone is a site within the United States where items may be imported, stored and processed with deferral or elimination of customs duties and excise taxes, allowing firms to operate more competitively in the international market. The FTZ, in conjunction with the State's International Trade Resource Center, provides both opportunity and technical assistance for businesses interested in foreign commerce.
International Business Assistance
The City of Portsmouth, State of New Hampshire and the Pease Development Authority are experienced in meeting the needs of international companies. These agencies offer the business community a range of programs and services, including one-on-one counseling, export financing information, education and training seminars, automated trade leads, market research and development, worldwide marketing promotion, and an international resource library. For more information go to:
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