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FTZ Board Extends Authority to Power Tool and Transport Facilities, Receives Applications

Monday, December 09, 2013
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Power Tools. The Foreign-Trade Zones Board has authorized limited production activity under zone procedures at the Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc. facility within subzone 38E in Fort Mill, S.C., which is used for the manufacturing of power tool parts and components, the manufacture and assembly of power tools, the packaging and kitting of power tools, and the repair and rework or power tools, parts and accessories. The Board has also determined that further review of part of the proposed activity is warranted. This authorization is subject to a requirement that all foreign status inputs classified within HTSUS Chapter 32 used in the production activity be admitted to the subzone in privileged foreign status. Textile inputs (classified under HTSUS 4202.92, 5911.90 and 6307.90) will be admitted to the subzone in privileged foreign status as well.

Heavy Equipment. The FTZ Board has authorized production activity under zone procedures at the GE Transportation facilities in Lawrence Park and Grove City, Pa., which are used for the manufacturing of locomotives; off-highway vehicle wheels, inverters and brake systems; components, spare parts and subassemblies for locomotives and off-highway vehicles; drill equipment; marine equipment; stationary equipment; diesel locomotive engines; engine turbo chargers; power assemblies; other engine assemblies; and engine components and spare parts.

Texas Zone Reorganization. The FTZ Board has received an application from the Brownsville Navigation District, grantee of FTZ 62, requesting authority to reorganize this zone under the alternative site framework. The grantee’s proposed service area would be Cameron County, Texas, within and adjacent to the Brownsville U.S. Customs and Border Protection port of entry. Comments on this application are due no later than Feb. 7, 2014.

Printers/Copiers. The FTZ Board has received from Canon Virginia Inc. a notification of proposed production activity at its facilities within subzone 20D in Newport News, Va. CVI already has authority to produce a range of printers, copiers and their parts, including toner cartridges and toner bottles, within this subzone, and the current request would add foreign status components (oil, polymer fixing agent, resins and filter paper) to the scope of authority. Comments on this notification are due no later than Jan. 21.

Cosmetics and Personal Hygiene Products. The FTZ Board has received from the Piedmont Triad Partnership, grantee of FTZ 230, a notification of proposed production activity at the Sonoco Display and Packaging facilities within FTZ 230 in Rural Hall and Winston-Salem, N.C. Sonoco already has authority to produce various cosmetic and personal hygiene gift sets within this zone, and the current request would add deodorant/antiperspirant and body wash gift sets and certain foreign components to the scope of authority. Comments on this notification are due no later than Jan. 21.

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