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FTZ Board Considers Production Authority Request, Expanded Virginia Zone

Friday, May 13, 2016
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Specialty Wheel Assembly Facility. The Foreign-Trade Zones Board has received from LionsHead Specialty Tire & Wheel LLC a notification of proposed production activity at its facility within FTZ 125 in Goshen, Ind. This facility is used to produce wheel assemblies for specialty applications, including trailers and golf carts. Comments on this notification are due no later than June 21. A separate application for usage-driven site designation at this facility will also be submitted.

Virginia Zone. The FTZ Board has received from the Virginia Port Authority, grantee of FTZ 20, a request for authority to reorganize this zone under the alternative site framework to expand its service area. The zone currently has a service area that includes Accomack (partial), Gloucester, Isle of Wight, James City, Mathews, Northampton, Southampton, Sussex, Surry and York counties in Virginia and the cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach and Williamsburg, within and adjacent to the Norfolk-Newport News U.S. Customs and Border Protection port of entry. The applicant is now requesting authority to expand the service area of the zone to include Elizabeth City, N.C., and the counties of Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Gates, Hertford, Pasquotank and Perquimans, N.C. Comments are due no later than July 27.

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