Friday, October 9, 2015

Acrylic and Rayon Flock FTZ Approved

On October 9, 2015, the Foreign Trade Zone Board published in the Federal Register (80 FR 61166) Authorization of Production Activity; Foreign-Trade Subzone 27N; Claremont Flock, a Division of Spectro Coating Corporation; (Acrylic and Rayon Textile Flock) Leominster, Massachusetts

On June 1, 2015, the Massachusetts Port Authority, grantee of FTZ 27, submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board on behalf of Claremont Flock, a division of Spectro Coating Corporation, for its facility within Subzone 27N in Leominster, Massachusetts.

The notification was processed in accordance with the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR part 400), including notice in the Federal Register inviting public comment (80 FR 35303, 6-19-2015). The FTZ Board has determined that no further review of the activity is warranted at this time. The production activity described in the notification is authorized, subject to the FTZ Act and the FTZ Board's regulations, including Section 400.14.

Agathon Associates assisted Claremont Flock and the Massachusetts Port Authority in drafting the application. There is no domestic U.S. production of acrylic or rayon tow for flock and there was opposition to the application. David Trumbull, principal, Agathon Assoicates, is a Licensed Customs Broker ans will work with Claremont and Claremont's Customs Broker to activate the FTZ authorization with the Port of Boston.

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