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FTZ Board Considers Production Requests, Expands Two Zones

Wednesday, December 07, 2016
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The Foreign-Trade Zones Board has received from Brake Parts Inc. separate notifications of proposed production activity at its facilities within FTZ 24 in Pittston, Pa., and within FTZ 226 in Patterson, Calif., which are used for the kitting of aftermarket automotive parts. Comments on this notification are due no later than Jan. 16.

The FTZ Board has received from Volkswagen Group of America – Chattanooga Operations LLC a notification of proposed production activity at its facility within FTZ 134 in Chattanooga, Tenn. VW already has authority to produce passenger motor vehicles within site 3 of FTZ 134 and the current request would add foreign status materials/components to the scope of authority. Comments on this notification are due no later than Jan. 16.

The FTZ Board has approved the expansion of the service area of FTZ 17 to include Atchison, Jefferson, and Franklin counties in Kansas, adjacent to the Kansas City U.S. Customs and Border Protection port of entry.

The FTZ Board has approved the expansion of the service area of FTZ 20 to include Elizabeth City and the counties of Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Gates, Hertford, Pasquotank, and Perquimans in North Carolina, adjacent to the Norfolk-Newport News CBP port of entry.

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