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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                               [Docket No. 2-88] 
                                   53 FR 1809 
                                January 22, 1988 
General Foods Processing Plant (Food Products/Sugar) Dover, DE; Application
for Subzone 
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the State of Delaware, grantee of FTZ 99, through the Delaware
Development Office, requesting special-purpose subzone status for the food 
products/sugar processing plant of General Foods Corporation (subsidiary of 
Philip Morris Companies, Inc.) located in Dover, Delaware, adjacent to the 
Wilmington Customs port of entry. The application was submitted pursuant to 
the provisions of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 USC 81a-81u), 
and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR Part 400). It was formally filed on
January 11, 1988. 
   The General Foods plant (126 acres) is located on West North Street in 
Dover. The facility employs 1,100 persons and is used to produce a wide 
variety of food products, including gelatin desserts and other dessert 
mixes, syrups, instant dry drink mixes, chocolate products and other 
sugar-containing products.  
   General Foods wishes to use zone procedures to avoid quota restrictions 
on foreign sugar. The company is aware that certain sugar-containing 
products would be subject to quotas, if imported. Zone procedures would 
also exempt the company from Customs duty payments on foreign sugar used in
its export products, and would allow duty payments to be deferred on 
products entered for domestic consumption. The applicant indicates that 
zone procedures will help improve the company's international 
   In accordance with the Board's regulations, an examiners committee has 
been appointed to investigate the application and report to the Board. The
committee consists of: Dennis Puccinelli (Chairman), Foreign-Trade Zones 
Staff, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC. 20230; Edward A. 
Goggin, Deputy Assistant Regional Commissioner, U.S. Customs Service, 
Northeast Region, 100 Summer Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02110; and Lt. 
Colonel G. William Quinby, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District 
Philadelphia, 2nd and Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106. 
   Comments concerning the proposed subzone are invited in writing from 
interested parties. They should be addressed to the Board's Executive 
Secretary at the address below and postmarked on or before March 4, 1988.  
   A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of 
the following locations: 
Port Director's Office, 
U.S. Customs Service, 
New Federal Building, 
Room 1218F, 844 King Street, 
Wilmington, Delaware 19801 
Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 1529, 
14th and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20230  
   Dated: January 15, 1988. 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr. 
   Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc. 88-1310 Filed 1-21-88; 8:45 am]