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San José's Foreign Trade Zone Contacts


San José’s General Purpose Foreign Trade Zone is located in a 330,000-square-foot warehouse building in San José's Monterey Corridor industrial area.The City of San José has contracted with San José Distribution Services to operate Foreign Trade Zone #18. San José Distribution Services was selected through a public Request for Qualifications process.

Established in 1956, San José Distribution Services provides third-party warehousing logistics for a diverse range of products, including computer components, food, paper, medical devices, raw materials, retail products, and other commodities.San José Distribution Services has operated the General Purpose Zone since 1982.

Foreign Trade Zone Operator Contact Information

Foreign Trade Subzones

A company engaged in larger-scale distribution or manufacturing that is not able to attain the benefits of a Foreign Trade Zone in a General Purpose Zone can apply to receive the designation of a Subzone. A Foreign Trade Subzone is a designation for a single company. Foreign Trade Subzones must be in the public interest and demonstrate a public benefit (often related to the retention and/or expansion of jobs).

In its role as grantee, the City of San José submits subzone applications to the Foreign Trade Zones Board, the federal agency managing the Foreign Trade Zone Program. For information about subzones, contact the City of San José Office of Economic Development.

City of San José Foreign Trade Zone Contact

  • Joseph Hedges
    International Program Manager
    Phone: (408) 535-8186