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FTZ Board Acts on Subzone, Production Requests

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Carbon Fiber. The Foreign-Trade Zones Board has received from SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers LLC, operator of FTZ 203 site 3, a notification that proposes a revision to its existing production authority at its facility in Moses Lake, Wash. Comments on this proposal are due no later than May 30.

Under authority SGLACF previously received to produce carbon fiber from foreign-status polyacrylonitrile fiber for export only within site 3, SGLACF must export all carbon fiber made from foreign-status PAN fiber. SGLACF now proposes to replace this export-only limitation with a requirement to admit all foreign-status PAN fiber (duty rate 7.5 percent) in privileged foreign status.

Power Tools. The FTZ Board has authorized an expansion of production under zone procedures at the Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc. facility within subzone 38E in Fort Mill, S.C. Black & Decker already had authority to produce power tools and their parts and components, the packaging and kitting of power tools, and the repair and rework of power tools, parts, and accessories within subzone 38E. The FTZ Board has now added finished products and foreign-status materials and components to the scope of authority. 

Expanded Subzone. The FTZ Board has approved the expansion of subzone 20E to include an additional site of STIHL Incorporated in Virginia Beach, Va.

New Subzone. The FTZ Board has authorized the establishment of subzone 61S at the Aceros de América Inc. facility in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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