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FTZ Production Authority for Minnesota Personal Flotation Device Facility in Doubt

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Foreign-Trade Zones Board is seeking input by July 31 (rebuttal comments are due by Aug. 15) on its staff’s preliminary recommendation pertaining to the application of The Coleman Company Inc. requesting unrestricted production authority within Subzone 119I at the Coleman facility in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota. The application requests unrestricted authority to produce personal flotation devices and flotation cushions using the following inputs in foreign status: certain nylon and polyester woven fabrics, webbing of man-made fibers, neoprene fabrics, knit polyester fleece fabrics, and water soluble sensing elements.

The staff’s analysis of the evidence currently on the record indicates that the applicant has not met the burden of proof as it pertains to the criteria for approval under the regulations. Therefore, the staff’s preliminary recommendation is to not approve the requested authority.

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