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The Foreign-Trade Zones Board has received from AFL Telecommunications LLC a notification of proposed production activity for its facility within FTZ 38 in Duncan, S.C., which will be used for the production of optical cables for data transfer. The request indicates that aramid yarn, ripcord, binder string, and water swellable yarn will be admitted to the zone in privileged foreign status, thereby precluding inverted tariff benefits on such items. Comments on this notification are due no later than June 4.

The FTZ Board has received from Textiles Coated International Inc. a notification of proposed production activity for its facilities within FTZ 81 in Manchester and Londonderry, N.H., which are used for the production of polytetrafluoroethylene products. The request indicates that woven glass fiber mats and woven glass fiber fabrics colored and not colored will be admitted to the zone in privileged foreign status, thereby precluding inverted tariff benefits on such items. The request also indicates that PTFE dispersions and PTFE fine powders are subject to an antidumping/countervailing duty investigation if imported from certain countries. Goods subject to AD/CV duty orders or that would be otherwise subject to suspension of liquidation under AD/CV procedures if they entered U.S. customs territory must be admitted to FTZs in privileged foreign status. Comments on this notification are due no later than June 4.

The FTZ Board has approved the establishment of subzone 102F at the Orgill Inc. facility in Sikeston, Mo.

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