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FTZ Board Acts on Expansion and Production Requests

Friday, March 30, 2018
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Foreign-Trade Zones Board has approved the following.

- the expansion of FTZ 241 to include a portion of Broward County, Fla., known as the Dania Cut, and expand subzone 241A, adjacent to the Port Everglades U.S. Customs and Border Protection port of entry

- production under zone procedures at the Dallas Airmotive Inc. facility within FTZ 39 at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, which is used for aircraft engine refurbishment and disassembly

- production under zone procedures at the Eastman Chemical Company facility within FTZ 204 in Kingsport, Tenn., which is used for the separation via vacuum distillation of an imported blend of acetic anhydride and acetic acid

-  production under zone procedures at the Kubota North America Corporation facilities within FTZ 26 in Jefferson and Gainesville, Ga., which are used for the production of gasoline- and diesel-powered agricultural and specialty vehicles such as backhoes, front loaders, skid steer loaders, lawn tractors and lawn mowers, subcompact tractors, and work utility vehicles

- expansion of the service area of FTZ 124 to include Plaquemines and Assumption parishes in Louisiana, adjacent to the Gramercy and New Orleans CBP ports of entry

- reorganization of FTZ 30 in Salt Lake City, Utah, under the alternative site framework to include a service area of Davis, Morgan, Salt Lake, Utah and Weber counties and the cities of Brigham City, Corinne, Honeyville, Perry, Erda, Grantsville, Lake Point, Mills Junction, Rush Valley, Stansbury Park, Stockton, Terra, Tooele, Vernon, Heber City, Midway, Coalville, Deer Mountain, Echo, Francis, Henefer, Kamas, Kimball Junction, Oakley, Park City, Peoa, Samak, Silver Summit, Snyderville, Wanship, Woodland and Mantua, in and adjacent to the Salt Lake City CBP port of entry

In addition, the FTZ Board has received from PBR Inc. d/b/a/ SKAPS Industries a notification of proposed production activity for its facility in Athens, Ga. This facility currently has authority to produce non-woven geotextile fabric using polypropylene staple fiber until Aug. 23 subject to a restriction requiring admission of all foreign-status PPSF to the zone under privileged foreign status. SKAPS’ current notification would extend that restricted authority indefinitely. Comments are due by May 9.

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