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Applications Seeks Expanded Authority in Three Zones

Friday, December 23, 2011
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Applications Seeks Expanded Authority in Three Zones. The Foreign-Trade Zones Board is seeking comments no later than Feb. 21, 2012, on the following applications.

• The Delaware Economic Development Office is requesting authority to reorganize and expand FTZ 99 in Wilmington, Del., under the alternative site framework. The proposed service area under the ASF would be New Castle, Kent and Sussex counties in Delaware, within and adjacent to the Wilmington U.S. Customs and Border Protection port of entry.

• The Port of Milwaukee, grantee of FTZ 41, on behalf of Mercury Marine, operator of subzone 41H at Mercury Marine’s marine propulsion products manufacturing facilities in Fond du Lac and Oshkosh, Wis., is requesting authority to expand the scope of FTZ manufacturing authority to include marine stern drives and transom assemblies as additional finished products to be manufactured under FTZ procedures. The applicant also requests that the scope of FTZ manufacturing authority be expanded to include additional foreign-sourced components to be used in FTZ production activity.

• The Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company, grantee of FTZ 7, is requesting an expansion of the scope of manufacturing authority approved within subzone 7M on behalf of Amgen Manufacturing Limited in Juncos, Puerto Rico. The request involves an expansion of the capacity of the facility to 98 million vials and 50 million syringes as well as the addition of several new products. The application also requests authority to include a broad range of inputs and finished biotechnology and healthcare products that Amgen may produce under FTZ procedures in the future.

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