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FTZ Board Considers Production and Subzone Requests, Approves Applications

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
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The Foreign-Trade Zones Board is accepting comments through Jan. 8 on notifications of proposed production activity at the following facilities.

- the Dallas Airmotive Inc. facility within FTZ 39 at DFW Airport, Texas, which is used for the disassembly of aircraft engines

- 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

- the Marine Industries Association of South Florida facilities within FTZ 241 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., which are used for yacht repair and refitting

The FTZ Board is also accepting comments through Jan. 8 on requests to (a) reestablish FTZ 276 at the previously approved site 2, adjacent to the Los Angeles/Long Beach U.S. Customs and Border Protection port of entry, and (b) establish a new subzone within FTZ 144 at the Orgill Inc. facility in Tifton, Ga.

Finally, the FTZ Board has approved (a) the establishment of subzone 44J at the Ekornes Inc. facility in Somerset, N.J., and (b) the addition of foreign-status materials and components to the existing scope of production authority at the Klaussner Home Furnishings facilities within subzone 230D in Asheboro and Candor, N.C., which are used for cut-and-sew activity using certain foreign micro-denier suede upholstery fabrics to produce upholstered furniture and related parts (upholstery cover sets) on a restricted basis.

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