Foreign trade zones/ free ports
The cargo ports and freight
transshipment points at Birmingham, Humberside, Liverpool, Prestwick,
Sheerness, Southampton and Tilbury that are used for cargo storage and
consolidation are designated as Free Trade Zones. No activities that add value
to the commodities are permitted within the Free Trade Areas -- these are
reserved for bonded storage, and for cargo consolidation and reconfiguration.
The Free Trade Zones offer little benefit to exporters or investors.