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FTZ Authority for Eyeglass and Drug Facilities; New Pa. Subzone Requested

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Foreign-Trade Zones Board has recently announced the following actions.

- Production activity under zone procedures has been authorized at the T.C. Trading Company Inc. facility in Blaine, Wash., within subzone 129B, which is used for the assembly and kitting of eyeglasses and eyeglass products.

- The Puerto Rico Trade and Export Company, grantee of FTZ 61, has submitted a notification of proposed production activity at the Janssen Ortho LLC facility in Gurabo, Puerto Rico, which is used for the production of various prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceutical products. A separate application for subzone status at this facility has also been submitted. FTZ activity would be limited to the following foreign-status materials and components: splenda sucralose, cobicistate silicon dioxide, metformin, canagliflozin and darunavir ethanolate API (duty rates range from 86.2 cents/kg to 6.5%). Comments on this notification are due no later than July 1.

- The Erie-Western Pennsylvania Port Authority, grantee of FTZ 247, has requested special-purpose subzone status for the GE Transportation facilities in Lawrence Park Township and Grove City, Pa. No production activity has been requested at this time, but the company has indicated that notifications of proposed production activity will be submitted. Comments on these subzone applications are due no later than July 1.

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