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FTZ Export Production Authority Sought for S.C. Dairy Product Facility

Friday, November 07, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Foreign-Trade Zones Board has received from The South Carolina State Ports Authority, grantee of FTZ 21, a notification of proposed export production activity at the Crescent Dairy and Beverage facility in Walterboro, S.C. The activity at this facility would involve the production of milk-based infant formula, reconstituted fluid milk, and fluid milk beverages for export (no shipments for U.S. consumption would occur).

Production under FTZ procedures could exempt CDB from customs duty payments on the foreign status materials used in export production, which would include whole milk powder (duty rate: 68¢/kg), nonfat dry (powdered) milk (33¢/kg) and powdered milk protein concentrate (37¢/kg). Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign status production equipment or the foreign materials scrapped or destroyed under U.S. Customs and Border Protection procedures.

Comments on this request are due no later than Dec. 17.

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