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FTZ Board Considers New Zone, Approves New Subzone and Expanded Subzone

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

New Washington State Zone Requested. The Foreign-Trade Zones Board has received from the Port of Vancouver USA an application to establish an FTZ in the Vancouver, Wash., area under the alternative site framework. The proposed service area of this zone would be Clark County, Wash., within and adjacent to the Portland, Ore., U.S. Customs and Border Protection port of entry.

The proposed zone would be the second for this port of entry, after FTZ 45. The application indicates a need for zone services in the Vancouver area and asserts that several firms have indicated an interest in using zone procedures for warehousing/distribution activities for a variety of products. However, specific production approvals are not being sought at this time.

Comments on this application are due no later than July 11.

Missouri Subzone Approved. The FTZ Board has approved the establishment of subzone 102E at the H-J Enterprises Inc./H-J International Inc. facilities in High Ridge, Mo., which are used for the production of electrical transformer bushing assemblies for utility companies.

Ohio Zone Expanded. The FTZ Board has approved the expansion of the service area of FTZ 151 to include Van Wert County, Ohio, adjacent to the Fort Wayne, Ind., CBP port of entry.

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