Customs Zones

Liberty Steel Hartlepool

Liberty Steel Hartlepool manufactures longitudinally submerged arc welded carbon steel pipes, supplying the world’s major energy companies, as well as the construction and civil sectors.

As part of the wider Liberty Steel Group, the company is the eighth largest steelmaker in the world. Here in the UK, it’s the third largest manufacturer and the only producer of large diameter tubes, with more than 3,000 employees spread across ten locations.

Its Hartlepool base offers external and internal areas for prospective investment, including industrial buildings with access to potable water, bulk gases, electrical supplies, local area network and overhead cranes. This is complemented by the company’s expertise in welding, non- destructive testing, metallurgy, and mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering.


Tax zones offer incentives to businesses such as no stamp duty, full business rates relief for up to ten years and enhanced allowances for construction and machinery investment.


Businesses within customs zones will receive a range of tariff benefits, including duty deferral while the goods remain on-site and suspended import VAT on goods entering the customs zone.