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Miami Cell Phone Facility Seeks Expanded FTZ Production Authority

Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Foreign-Trade Zones Board has received from the Greater Miami Foreign-Trade Zone Inc., grantee of FTZ 32, a notification of proposed production activity at the Brightstar Corporation facility in Miami, Fla. Brightstar already has authority to produce cell phones and cell phone accessories within site 6 of FTZ 32, and the current request would add the following foreign status materials and components to the scope of authority: plastic bubble wrap, plastic carrying cases, packaging trays and inserts, plastic bags and sacks, corrugated and non-corrugated paper boxes, paper packaging trays and inserts, paper labels, instruction manuals, nickel-cadmium batteries, nickel-iron batteries, nickel-metal batteries, lithium-ion batteries, lithium-metal batteries, cell phone parts and memory cards (duty rates range from zero to 6.5 percent). Comments on this notification are due no later than Nov. 17.

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