The Implications of Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ's) for U.S. Industries and for
Competitive Conditions between U.S. and Foreign Firms
ACTION: Following receipt on May 31, 1983, of a request from the Committee on
Ways and Means of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Commission instituted
investigation No. 332-165 under section 332(g) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C.
1332(g)), for the purpose of gathering and presenting information on the
implications of foreign-trade zones (including subzones) (FTZ's) for U.S. industries
and for competitive conditions between U.S. and foreign firms. The Commission's
investigation will include a review of the effects on revenue collection, employment,
and the economy in general caused by the establishment of such zones. Among the
issues examined in this review will be the current administration and operation of
FTZ's; trends in FTZ usage; benefits associated with FTZ's; major manufacturing
industries utilizing FTZ's and the nature of the operations performed; U.S. industry
concerns regarding FTZ's and their recommendations for modifications; and
safeguards in the FTZ system. The Committee requested that the Commission
forward its report by February 15, 1984.
EFFECTIVE DATE: June 28, 1983.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. William Hanlon or Mr. Carl F.
Seastrum, General Manufactures Division, Office of Industries, U.S. International
Trade Commission, Washington, D.C. 20436, telephone 202-724-1745 or
Public Hearing. -- A public hearing in connection with the investigation will be held
in the Commission Hearing Room, 701 E Street NW., Washington, D.C. 20436,
beginning at 10:00 a.m., on November 16, 1983. All persons shall have the right to
appear by counsel or in person, to present information, and to be heard. Requests to
appear at the public hearing should be filed with the Secretary, United States
International Trade Commission, 701 E Street NW., Washington, D.C. 20436, not
later than noon November 9, 1983.
Written submission. -- In lieu of or in addition to appearances at the public
hearing interested persons are invited to submit written statements concerning the
investigation. Written statements should be received by the close of business on
November 9, 1983. Commercial or financial information which a submitter desires
the Commission to treat as confidential must be submitted on separate sheets of
paper, each clearly marked "Confidential Business Information" at the top. All
submissions requesting confidential treatment must conform with the requirements
of @ 201.6 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedures (19 CFR 201.6).
All written submissions, except for confidential business information, will be made
available for inspection by interested persons. All submissions should be addressed
to the Secretary at the Commission's office in Washington, D.C.
Issued: July 1, 1983.
By order of the Commission.
TEXT: Kenneth R. Mason,
[FR Doc. 83-18345 Filed 7-6-83; 8:45 am]
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