1. All foreign status fabrics admitted to the zone for NAT's manufacturing (production) activity must be re-exported (entry for U.S. consumption is not authorized).
2. The manufacturing (production) authority for NAT shall remain in effect for an initial period of five years from the date of approval.
That first restriction is of great importance as it means that for tape produced for domestic consumption North American Tapes will have to pay the full duty on the imported fabrics used in the manufacture of tape. As far as production for export, in general the U.S. industry has not opposed such use of foreign trade zone procedures, therefore this approval may be seen as a victory for the trade associations and individual companies that opposed North American Tapes' application.