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Expanded FTZ Authority Sought for Engine, Camera Facilities; N.Y. Zone Reorganized

Friday, April 10, 2015
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Foreign-Trade Zones Board has received from Polaris Industries Inc., operator of subzone 167B, a notification of proposed production activity for its facility in Osceola, Wis. Polaris already has authority to produce at this facility spark-ignition internal combustion engines (up to 1,050 cc’s) for snowmobiles, personal watercraft and all-terrain vehicles as well as engines for motorcycles. The current request would add certain foreign-status components to the scope of authority. Comments on this request are due no later than May 20.

The FTZ Board has received from syncreon Logistics (USA) LLC a notification of proposed production activity at its facility in Torrance, Calif., which is used for the kitting of cameras and accessories into retail packages on behalf of GoPro Inc. FTZ activity would be limited to the specific foreign-status materials and components and specific finished products described in the notification and subsequently authorized by the FTZ Board. The request indicates that foreign inputs included in certain textile categories (classified within HTSUS subheadings 4202.92 and 6307.90) will be admitted to the zone in privileged foreign status, thereby precluding inverted tariff benefits on such items. Comments on this notification are due no later than May 20.

The FTZ Board has approved the reorganization of FTZ 23 under the alternative site framework with a service area of Erie County, N.Y., in and adjacent to the Buffalo U.S. Customs and Border Protection port of entry.

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