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New York FTZs Merge; Authority for Fabric, Cable Connector, Drug Facilities

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Merged New York Zone. The Foreign-Trade Zones Board has approved the merger of FTZs 1 and 111 (under FTZ 1) and the reorganization of the merged zone under the alternative site framework. The merged zone will have a service area of New York, Bronx, Kings, Queens and Richmond counties, N.Y., in and adjacent to the New York/Newark and John F. Kennedy International Airport U.S. Customs and Border Protection ports of entry.

Textile Fabrics. The FTZ Board has received from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Board, grantee of FTZ 39, a request for production authority at the CSI Calendering Inc. facilities in Arlington, Texas, which are used for the calendering, slitting and laminating of certain RFL (resorcinol formaldehyde latex) textile fabrics. Comments on this application are due no later than May 27.

Cable Connectors. The FTZ Board has received from the Onondaga County Office of Economic Development, grantee of FTZ 90, a notification of proposed production activity at the PPC Broadband Inc. facilities in Dewitt, N.Y., which are used for the production of coaxial cable connectors. A separate application for subzone designation at these facilities is being submitted. Comments on this notification are due no later than May 5.

Pharmaceuticals. The FTZ Board has approved production under zone procedures at the GlaxoSmithKline PLC facility within FTZ 93 in Zebulon, N.C., which is used for the production and packaging of pharmaceutical products.

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