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FTZ Board Approves Auto Subzone, Considers Florida Subzone and Textile Request

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Foreign-Trade Zones Board has approved the establishment of subzone 83E at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama Inc. facility in Huntsville, Ala., and has authorized production under zone procedures at this facility, which is used for the production of spark-ignition engines, transmissions and related components for passenger motor vehicles.

The FTZ Board has received from The Coleman Company Inc., operator of subzone 119I, a request for additional production authority for its facility in Sauk Rapids, Minn., which is used for the production of personal flotation devices and cushions constructed with textile fabrics. This request seeks to remove a restriction in a previous grant of production authority that precludes inverted tariff benefits on foreign textile fabrics and cases/bags of textile materials used in the production of personal flotation devices and cushions for U.S. consumption. The request also seeks to add several new components to Coleman’s scope of authority. Comments on this request are due no later than Oct. 16.

The FTZ Board has received from the City of Tampa, grantee of FTZ 79, a request for subzone status for the Swisscosmet Corporation facility in New Port Richey, Fla. No authorization for production activity has been requested at this time. Comments on this request are due no later than Sept. 28.

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