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FTZ Actions for Delaware and Iowa Zones

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Foreign-Trade Zones Board has recently taken the following actions.

FTZ Production Authority Granted for Delaware Pharmaceutical Facility. The FTZ Board has authorized production activity under zone procedures at the Noramco Inc. facility within FTZ 99 in Wilmington, Del. This facility is used for the production of a pharmaceutical intermediate that Noramco plans to transfer to another FTZ facility for further processing.

Reorganization Application by Iowa FTZ. The FTZ Board is seeking comments by May 12 on an application submitted by the Cedar Rapids Airport Commission, grantee of FTZ 175, requesting authority to reorganize the zone under the alternative site framework. The ASF is an option for grantees for the establishment or reorganization of zones and can permit significantly greater flexibility in the designation of new subzones or “usage-driven” FTZ sites for operators/users located within a grantee’s service area in the context of the standard 2,000-acre activation limit for a zone. The grantee’s proposed service area under the ASF would include Appanoose, Benton, Blackhawk, Buchanan, Cedar, Clinton, Davis, Delaware, Des Moines, Dubuque, Grundy, Henry, Iowa, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Keokuk, Lee, Linn, Louisa, Mahaska, Monroe, Muscatine, Poweshiek, Scott, Tama, Van Buren, Wapello and Washington Counties, Iowa. If approved, the grantee would be able to serve sites throughout the service area based on companies’ needs for FTZ designation. The application indicates that the proposed service area is adjacent to the Quad-Cities and Des Moines Customs and Border Protection ports of entry.

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