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In instances when a firm wants foreign trade zone status for
its own plant or facility, and when the existing general purpose zone cannot
accommodate the firm's proposed activity, the designation of a subzone may be
granted. This designation is generally sought by larger companies that cannot
effectively use the general purpose zone at the Garvey Industrial Park. Subzones
must be located so that the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection can fulfill
its proper oversight functions at the proposed location of the subzone.
Sedgwick County currently sponsors subzone #161A, Abbott
Labs in McPherson and subzone #161B, Texaco Refinery in El Dorado.
There is no legal difference in the types of activity that
may be undertaken in general purpose zones or subzones. Merchandise entering a
zone may be:
Achieving special purpose subzone status requires Sedgwick
County and the company desiring the designation to submit an application to the
Foreign Trade Zones Board in Washington, D.C. At this time, it takes between six
months to a year to have an application approved.
Mission: To assure quality public services that provide for the present and future well-being of the citizens of Sedgwick County.
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