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FTZ Board OKs New Subzone, Considers Requests for Production Authority

Thursday, July 28, 2016
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Area Rugs. The Foreign-Trade Zones Board has approved the establishment of subzone 186A at the Flemish Master Weavers facility in Sanford, Maine, which is used for the production of area rugs using polypropylene and polyester yarns. A separate notification of proposed production activity at this facility is under review.

Seat Adjusters. The FTZ Board has received a notification of proposed production activity at the Adient US LLC (owned by Johnson Controls Inc.) facilities within subzone 189D in Holland and Zeeland, Mich., which are used for the production of motorized seat adjusters for motor vehicles. Comments are due no later than Sept. 6.

Wind Turbines. The FTZ Board has received a notification of proposed production activity at the GE Renewables North America LLC facilities within subzone 249A in Pensacola, Fla. GE Renewables already has authority to produce wind turbines and related hubs and nacelles within subzone 249A and also has a request pending to add foreign status materials and components to the scope of authority. The current request would add a finished product and foreign status materials and components to the scope of authority. Comments are due no later than Sept. 6.

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