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FTZ Authority Sought for Munitions Demilitarization Facility

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
By Shawn McCausland
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Foreign-Trade Zones Board has received from the City of Springfield Airport Board, grantee of FTZ 225, a notification of proposed production activity at the General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems Munitions Services facility in Carthage, Mo. This facility is used for the demilitarization of munitions and other explosive components. The articles sourced from abroad include bombs, grenades, torpedoes, mines, missiles, and other munitions and ammunition, and upon completion of the demilitarization the company would make customs entry on the following: waste, parings and scrap of polymers and ethylene; articles of plastic; waste and scrap of cast iron, stainless steel, other alloy steel, tinned iron or steel, copper, nickel, aluminum, lead, zinc, tin and tungsten; other waste and scrap; remelting scrap ingots; other articles of iron or steel; and munitions. Comments on this notification are due no later than May 27.

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