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FTZ Board Considers N.J. Zone Expansion, Approves Expanded Production at Four Sites

Friday, November 15, 2013
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Foreign-Trade Zones Board has received from the Township of Lakewood, N.J., grantee of FTZ 235, a request for authority to reorganize and expand this zone under the alternative site framework. The proposed service area would be Ocean, Middlesex, Monmouth, Union and Burlington counties in New Jersey, within and adjacent to the Philadelphia U.S. Customs and Border Protection port of entry. The applicant is also requesting authority to remove sites 3, 4, 5 and 6 and to include sites 1 and 2 as magnet sites. Comments on this application are due no later than Jan. 14, 2014.

The FTZ Board has also authorized production under zone procedures at the following locations.

- theBrightstar Corporation facility within FTZ 32 in Miami, Fla., which is used forthe kitting of cell phones and cell phone accessories

- theBroan-NuTone LLC facility within subzone 41L in Hartford, Wis., which is used for the manufacturing and distribution of residential range hoods, subassemblies or component parts for centrifugal blowers, ceiling exhaust fans, wall or ceiling heaters, blower assemblies and roof and wall caps

- the Easton-Bell Sports Inc. facility within subzone 114F in Rantoul, Ill., which is used for the assembly and distribution of safety helmets, baby seats for bicycles and bicycle car carrier racks

- the Samsung Austin Semiconductor LLC facility within subzone 183B in Austin, Texas, which already has authority to produce semiconductor memory devices for export and is now adding an imported component (acetic acid) to the scope of authority

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