Thursday, June 20, 2013

Talbots Applies to Use FTZ Procedures at Lakeville, Mass., Facility

An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board (the Board) by the City of New Bedford, grantee of FTZ 28, requesting special-purpose subzone status for the facility of Talbots Import, LLC (Talbots), located in Lakeville, Massachusetts. The application was submitted pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u), and the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR part 400). It was formally docketed on June 13, 2013.

The proposed subzone (116 acres) is located at 175-190 Kenneth W. Welch Drive, Lakeville, Massachusetts. No authorization for production activity has been requested at this time.

In accordance with the FTZ Board's regulations, Kathleen Boyce of the FTZ Staff is designated examiner to review the application and make recommendations to the FTZ Board.

Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the FTZ Board's Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is July 30, 2013. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to August 14, 2013.

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