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LEEVAC working to become duty free in Lake Charles

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LAKE CHARLES, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - LEEVAC Shipyards, LLC has received the go-ahead by the Port of Lake Charles to apply to receive foreign goods duty-free.

The port's Board of Commissioners on Monday approved items related to foreign trade zones, which included allowing the executive director to sign the application letter for the creation of a subzone for the company.

According to its website, LEEVAC designs, fabricates and repairs vessels in the maritime industry.

Dan Gaiennie, vice president of business development and engineering at LEEVAC, said the new measure will make LEEVAC more competitive when bidding for projects.

He said most duties are about 2 percent of the value of the goods.

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