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FTZ Board Moves to Expand Production Authority at Auto, Drug, Electric Item Facilities

Friday, January 17, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Foreign-Trade Zones Board has recently taken the following actions.

- authorized the processing of components into fuel rod assemblies under zone procedures at the AREVA Inc. facility within FTZ 203 in Richland, Wash.

- authorized the addition of bumper assemblies, body reinforcement assemblies, suspension parts and subframes to the list of approved finished products produced under zone procedures at the Benteler Automotive Corporation facility within subzone 38F in Duncan, S.C.

- authorized the addition of a single input to the existing scope of authority at the Patheon Puerto Rico Inc. facilities within FTZ 7 in Caguas and Manatí, P.R., which already had authority to produce pharmaceutical products (the associated final product, a drug used to treat diabetes, is already within the scope of authority)

- received from Mitsubishi Electric Power Products Inc., operator of subzone 181B, a notification of proposed production activity for its facility in Sebring, Ohio, which is used for the production of high voltage automatic circuit breakers (comments are due no later than Feb. 26)

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