DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket No. 5-88]
53 FR 3412
February 5, 1988
Foreign-Trade Zone 55, Burlington VT; Application for Subzone, Wyeth
Nutritionals, Inc., Processing Plant (Food Products/Sugar/Milk), Georgia, VT
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the Greater Burlington Industrial Corporation, grantee of FTZ
55, requesting special-purpose subzone status for the food products/sugar/
milk processing plant of Wyeth Nutritionals, Inc. (subsidiary of American
Home Products Corporation), located in the Town of Georgia, Vermont,
adjacent to the St. Albans Customs port of entry. The application was
submitted pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as
amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR Part
400). It was formally filed on January 22, 1988.
The Wyeth plant (16 acres) is located off Town Road 31, within the Georgia
Industrial Park, Georgia, Vermont, some 25 miles north of Burlington. The
facility employs 220 persons and is used to produce infant milk formula and
other children's foods for export. The ingredients, including milk and sugar,
are sourced abroad.
The facility currently operates under U.S. Customs Class 6 bonded
manufacturing warehouse procedures, which do not allow either the mixing of
domestic and foreign ingredients or production for the domestic market. Zone
procedures would allow Wyeth to use both domestic and foreign milk and
sugar in its export operations. It would also allow the facility to be used
for production for the domestic market. The company has agreed to use only
domestic ingredients in the products sold in the U.S. market.
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
Colonel Thomas A. Rhen, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer Division New
England, 424 Trapelo Road, Waltham, Massachusetts 02254.
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 17, 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,
Main and Stebbins Streets,
P.O. Box 111,
St. Albans, Vermont 05478
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 27, 1988.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 88-2506 Filed 2-4-88; 8:45 am]
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