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FTZ Board Approves, Considers Production Requests

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Foreign-Trade Zones Board has approved production under zone procedures at the Laser Galicia America LLC facility within FTZ 293 in Aurora, Colo., which is used for the bending and assembly of trafo wall.  

The FTZ Board has approved production under zone procedures at the Textiles Coated International Inc. facilities within FTZ 81 in Manchester and Londonderry, N.H., which are used for the production of polytetrafluoroethylene products. This approval is subject to a restriction that woven glass fiber mats and woven glass fiber fabrics (colored and not colored) be admitted to the zone in privileged foreign status, thereby precluding inverted tariff benefits on such items.

The FTZ Board has approved production under zone procedures at the Albany Safran Composites LLC facility in Rochester, N.H., which is used for the manufacture of carbon fiber composite aircraft engine parts.

The FTZ Board has approved an expansion of production authority at the GE Renewables North America LLC facility within FTZ 249 in Pensacola, Fla. GE Renewables already had authority to produce wind turbines, related hubs and nacelles, and drivetrains within subzone 249A and the Board has now added foreign-status materials and components to the scope of authority, subject to a restriction that steel bars be admitted to the subzone in privileged foreign status.

The FTZ Board has received from Tesla Inc. a notification of proposed production activity for its facilities in Palo Alto and Fremont, Calif. Tesla already has authority to produce electric vehicles and components within subzone 18G and the current request would add one foreign-status material or component to the scope of authority. Comments are due by Sept. 24.

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