Free trade warehousing zones are strategically located premises treated as international zones which enable the trading and storage of goods on behalf of foreign or domestic clients. FTWZ provides efficient connectivity via road, rail, air, and sea. Within the geography of India, it acts as a deemed foreign territory.
Free Trade Warehousing Zones in India fall under Special Economic Zones Act, 2005, and the Special Economic Zones Rules, 2006. The Ministry of Commerce and Industries is involved in clarifying various operational aspects of FTWZ.
Benefits of a Free Trade Warehousing Zone:
Service tax exemption
Deferred customs duty payment
Benefits of export when transferring goods from Domestic Tariff Area (DTA) to FTWZ
Hassle-free re-export, re-sale, and re-invoice of goods
Sequel’s facilities at Kandla and Gift City - Gateways for Import and Long-Term Storage of Bullion
Sequel's Free Trade Warehouses
Sequel has precious commodities storage facilities at two Free Trade Warehousing Zones (Kandla and GIFT City) in India. Both facilities are audited and approved by most major international suppliers for precious metal storage and are strategically positioned in such a way as to cater to the major precious metals manufacturing units in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Agra, and Uttar Pradesh. Sequel’s free trade warehouses are utilized by major international banks, financial institutions, manufacturing units, traders, and suppliers. These warehouses are specially designed to handle precious commodities and to facilitate international trade of bullion.
The centrally and locally monitored facility of Sequel enables the hassle-free handling of precious commodities with world-class physical and electronic security.
Sequel offers prompt delivery to all metros and large cities from the warehouses at Kandla and GIFT City.
Sequel's bullion vaulting facility at Kandla, Gujarat
Sequel's bullion vaulting facility at GIFT City, Gujarat
On the occasion of inauguration of Sequel's bullion vault at GIFT City.
(Left to Right: Mr Dipesh Shah, Head – Development & International Relations – IFSCA, Mr A K Choudhary, Development Commissioner – GIFT SEZ, Mr Sharad Jobanputra, CMD – Sequel Logistics, Mr Tapan Ray, Chairman – GIFT City, Mr Zankar Jobanputra, Director – Sequel Logistics)
How Sequel adds value to bullion trading through its two Free Trade Warehousing Zones:
Long term storage of imported goods insulated from duty fluctuations
Provision to store both gold and silver
Located at IFSC – GIFT City
Efficient inventory management
Geographical proximity to important manufacturing hubs
Connectivity to major cities via different modes of transportation
Strategic partnerships with International Logistics Companies