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FTZ Grantees Seek Expanded Authority, Larger California Zone, New Subzone in Miss.

Monday, July 08, 2013
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- Samsung Austin Semiconductor LLC, operator of subzone 183B, has submitted a notification of proposed production activity for its facility in Austin, Texas. Samsung currently has authority to produce semiconductor memory devices for export within this subzone and now wants to add an imported component (acetic acid) to the scope of authority. Comments on this notification are due no later than Aug. 14.

- The Greater Miami Foreign-Trade Zone Inc., grantee of FTZ 32, has submitted a notification of proposed production activity at the Almod Diamonds Ltd. facility in in Miami, Fla., which is used for the production (restoration and repair) of jewelry comprised of precious metals and gemstones. Comments on this notification are due no later than Aug. 14.

- The City of San Jose, grantee of FTZ 18, is requesting authority to reorganize this zone to expand its service area under the alternative site framework. The zone currently has a service area that includes all of San Jose, Calif., and the applicant is requesting authority to include all of Santa Clara County, the cities of Santa Cruz and Scotts Valley in Santa Cruz County, and the cities of Fremont, Hayward, Newark and Union City in Alameda County, Calif., adjacent to the San Jose U.S. Customs and Border Protection port of entry. Comments are due no later than Sept. 6.

- The Mississippi Coast Foreign Trade Zone Inc., grantee of FTZ 92, is requesting subzone status for the Channel Control Merchants LLC facility in Hattiesburg, Miss. No authorization for production activity has been requested at this time. Comments are due no later than Aug. 19.

- The FTZ Board has approved production activity under zone procedures at the Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation facilities in Olive Branch, Greenwood and Jackson, Miss., which are used for the production and kitting of power and hand tools and related accessories.

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