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FTZ Board Approves Production Authority, Considers Zone Reorganizations

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
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Disposable Kitchenware. The Foreign-Trade Zones Board has authorized production under zone procedures at the Fuling Plastic USA Inc. facility within subzone 272C in Allentown, Pa., which is used for the receipt, quality control, warehousing, manipulation, testing, and production of disposable plastic and paper service ware and kitchenware products.

Boats. The FTZ Board has authorized limited production under zone procedures at the BGM America Inc. facility within subzone 127A in Marion, S.C., which is used for the production of sailboats, cabin cruiser powerboats, and outboard motor boats. This approval is subject to a restriction requiring that specified foreign-sourced materials and components be admitted to the subzone in privileged foreign status.

Zone Reorganization. The FTZ Board is accepting comments through April 2 on separate requests to reorganize the following zones under the alternative site framework.

- FTZ 105, with a proposed service area of Bristol, Kent, Newport, Providence, and Washington counties in Rhode Island, within and adjacent to the Providence U.S. Customs and Border Protection port of entry

- FTZ 179, with a proposed service area of the towns of Fort Kent, Frenchville, Grand Isle, Madawaska, St. Agatha, and Van Buren, Maine, within and adjacent to the Madawaska CBP port of entry

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