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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                               [Docket No. 21-89] 
 
                                  54 FR 46431 
 
                                November 3, 1989 
 
   Foreign-Trade Zone 141 -- Monroe County, NY; Application for Subzone 
Hickey-Freeman Apparel Plant, Rochester, NY 
 
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the
Board) by the County of Monroe, New York, grantee of FTZ 141, requesting 
special-purpose subzone status for the apparel manufacturing plant of 
Hickey-Freeman Company, Inc. (a subsidiary of Hartmarx Corporation), in 
Rochester, New York, within the Rochester 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 October 25, 1989. 
 
   The Hickey-Freeman plant (6 acres) is located at 1155 Clinton Avenue 
North, Rochester. The facility employs some 1,200 persons and is used to 
manufacture men's suits. The primary material is woven worsted wool fabric, 
which is purchased mostly from foreign sources. Within the activated zone 
area, material would be inspected, sprayed, shrunk and cut under zone 
procedures, resulting in unfinished shells. The shells would be sewn and 
finished into men's suits elsewhere at the plant outside the activated zone 
area. 
 
   Zone procedures would allow Hickey-Freeman to accelerate its claims for 
drawback on products to be exported. On domestic sales, the company would 
be able to choose the duty rate on cut suit shells (15.5%), whereas the 
duty rate on woolen fabric is 36.1 percent. The application indicates that 
subzone status will result in savings that will help the plant compete with 
foreign plants, which are increasing shipments to the United States. 
 
   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, 10 Causeway Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02222; and 
Colonel Hugh F. Boyd IV, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District 
Buffalo, 1776 Niagara Street, Buffalo, New York 14207. 
 
   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 December 8, 1989.
 
   A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available 
during this time for public inspection at each of the following locations:
 
 
U.S. Department of Commerce, Branch Office, 
121 East Avenue, 
Rochester, New York 14604; 
 
Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 
14th and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Room 2835, 
Washington, DC 20230.  
 
   Dated: October 27, 1989. 
 
 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
 
   Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc. 89-25909 Filed 11-2-89; 8:45 am] 
 
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