Foreign-Trade Zones in the United States
On December 30, 2010, the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) published a proposed rule in the Federal Register and invited comment. The Board's proposed rule would amend the substantive and procedural rules for the authorization of Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZs or zones) and the regulation of zone activity. Specifically, the proposed rule contains changes related to manufacturing and value-added activity in zones, as well as new rules designed to address compliance with the Act's requirement that a grantee provide uniform treatment for all users of a zone. The current comment period is open through April 8, 2011. The Board hereby extends the comment period to May 26, 2011. Additionally, the Board will accept reply comments that are filed by June 27, 2011.