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FTZ Board Approves Expanded Production Authority in Four States, Denies Carbon Fiber Request

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

- The Foreign-Trade Zones Board has authorized production activity under zone procedures for Vestas Nacelles America Inc., operator of subzone 123E in Brighton, Denver, Pueblo and Windsor, Colo. This subzone currently has authority to produce wind turbines and related products (nacelles, hubs, blades and towers) under FTZ procedures using certain foreign inputs, and the authorized activity involves the use of additional inputs.

- The FTZ Board has authorized production activity under zone procedures at the LLFlex LLC facility within subzone 29J in Louisville, Ky. This subzone has authority to produce aluminum foil liner stock, and the authorized authority adds foil backed paperboard to the list of approved finished products.

- The FTZ Board has authorized the production of aircraft turbine components under zone procedures at the Firth Rixson Inc. d/b/a Firth Rixson Monroe facility within FTZ 141 in Rochester, N.Y. This approval is subject to a requirement that all foreign-status titanium products be admitted to the zone under privileged foreign status.

- The FTZ Board has authorized production authority under zone procedures for the Komatsu America Corporation facility within FTZ 134 in Chattanooga, Tenn. The facility produces construction and forestry equipment, of which 5% will be for the export market.

- The FTZ Board has denied authority for Toho Tenax America to manufacture carbon fiber under zone procedures for the U.S. market within subzone 148C at the TTA facility in Rockwood, Tenn.

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