Prohibition of Merchandise Subject to AD/CVD in Subzones

 Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Foreign Trade Zone Board Recommends Prohibition of Merchandise Subject To AD/CVD in Proposed Subzones

 

The FTZB released preliminary staff recommendations for two export-only subzone applications that would prohibit admission of foreign status to silicon metal subject to AD/CVD cases.  According to the FTZB, allowing access to foreign-origin silicon metal without the payment of AD/CVD duties would result in a decline in the U.S. price of silicon metal. This restriction would negate an essential FTZ feature.

The FTZB is accepting public comments on these recommendations through July 12, 2010. The invitation for comments published in the Federal Register dated June 4th may be viewed at:

http://frwebgate2.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/PDFgate.cgi?WAISdocID=u5il5H/0/2/0&WAISaction=retrieve