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FTZ Board Considers Various Production Requests, Nebraska Zone Reorganization

Wednesday, June 07, 2017
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Pharmaceutical Facilities. The Foreign-Trade Zones Board has received from DPT Laboratories Ltd. of San Antonio, Texas, a notification of proposed production activity for two of its facilities within FTZ 80. The facilities would be used to produce certain pharmaceutical products. Comments on this request are due no later than July 17.

Woven Rug Facility. The City of Waterville, Maine, grantee of FTZ 186, is requesting production authority on behalf of Flemish Master Weavers, located within subzone 186A in Sanford. This facility is used for the production of machine-made woven area rugs. FMW already has restricted FTZ authority to produce area rugs using polypropylene and polyester yarns in privileged foreign status, which precludes inverted tariff benefits on those inputs. Comments on this request may be submitted through Aug. 7, with any rebuttal comments due by Aug. 21.

Pharmaceutical Facility. The FTZ Board has received from Pfizer Inc. a notification of proposed production activity for its facility within subzone 43E, in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The request would add finished products and a foreign status material/component to the scope of current authority. Comments on this request are due no later than July 17.

AC Compressor Assembly Facility. Valeo North America Inc. (doing business as Valeo Compressor North America) has submitted a notification of proposed production activity for its facility in Dallas, Texas, within FTZ 39-Site 1. Valeo already has authority to produce air-conditioner compressor assemblies for motor vehicles and the current request would add certain foreign-status components to the scope of authority. Comments on this request are due no later than July 17.

Reorganization of Nebraska FTZ. The FTZ Board has received from the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, grantee of FTZ 19, a request for authority to reorganize under the alternative site framework to cover a service area of Burt, Cass, Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy, Saunders, and Washington counties, Nebraska, within and adjacent to the Omaha U.S. Customs and Border Protection port of entry. Input on this request may be submitted through Aug. 7, with any rebuttal comments due by Aug. 21.

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