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FTZ Board Moves to Expand Automotive Zone Authority, Reorganize Florida Zone

Thursday, July 02, 2015
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Automotive Zone. The Foreign-Trade Zones Board has received a notification of proposed production authority at the Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama LLC facility within subzone 222A in Montgomery, Ala. HMMA already has authority to produce light-duty passenger sedans, sport utility vehicles, minivans and related engines within subzone 222A and the current request would add certain foreign-status components to the scope of authority.

The components sourced from abroad include plastic tape/bags/caps, rubber hoses, owner’s manuals, roller chains, screwdrivers, spark-ignition engines, hydraulic motors, vacuum pumps, pump parts, turbochargers, heat exchangers, electrical motors (DC), spark plugs, ignition coils, lighting equipment parts, audio speakers/amplifiers, video cameras, radar apparatus unit assemblies, remote control apparatus, capacitors, electrical switches, fuse boxes, computer/bracket assemblies, coaxial cables, coils, brakes, brake parts, clutches, clutch parts, electrical sensors and seat parts (duty rates range from zero to 6.2 percent). Comments are due by August 11.

Florida Zone Reorganized. The FTZ Board has approved the reorganization of FTZ 42, granted to the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, to include a service area of Orange County, Fla., in and adjacent to the Orlando U.S. Customs and Border Protection port of entry.

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