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Geotextile Fabric Facility in Georgia Requests FTZ Production Authority

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Foreign-Trade Zones Board has received from the Georgia Foreign-Trade Zone Inc., grantee of FTZ 26, a notification of proposed production activity at the PBR Inc. d/b/a SKAPS Industries facilities in Athens, Ga. These facilities are used for the production of non-woven geotextile fabric using polypropylene fiber. FTZ activity would be limited to specific foreign-status materials and components and specific finished products.

Production under FTZ procedures could exempt SKAPS from customs duty payments on the foreign-status polypropylene fiber used in export production. On its domestic sales, SKAPS would be able to choose the duty rate that applies to geotextile fabric (zero) for the foreign-status polypropylene fiber (4.3%). Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign status production equipment.

Comments on this notification are due no later than June 10.

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