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FTZs Expanded in Houston, Dallas, Kansas City; Textile Facility Seeks Authority

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Foreign-Trade Zones Board has recently approved:

- the expansion of FTZ 84 to include sites within the Generation Park in Houston and the Texas Deepwater Industrial Port in Harris County, adjacent to the Houston U.S. Customs and Border Protection port of entry;

- the reorganization of FTZ 15 in Kansas City, Mo., under the alternative site framework, with a service area of Andrew, Bates, Buchanan, Caldwell, Carroll, Cass, Chariton, Clay, Clinton, Cooper, Daviess, DeKalb, Henry, Howard, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Livingston, Pettis, Platte, Ray and Saline counties, in and adjacent to the Kansas City CBP port of entry; and

- the expansion of the service area of FTZ 39 in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, under the alternative site framework to include Hunt County.

In addition, the FTZ Board has received from the South Carolina State Ports Authority, grantee of FTZ 38, a request for production authority at the Kravet Inc. facility within subzone 38G in Anderson, S.C. This facility is used for the cutting and tagging of textiles, paper wall coverings and decorative trimmings to be used as samples. Comments on this application are due no later than July 28.

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