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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                                 [Docket 34-90] 
 
                                  55 FR 35160 
 
                                August 28, 1990 
 
   Foreign-Trade Zone 21 -- Charleston, SC; Application for Subzone; 
Haarmann and Reimer Corp., Flavor and Fragrance Chemicals Processing Plant
 
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the South Carolina State Ports Authority, grantee of FTZ 21, 
requesting special-purpose subzone status for the flavor and fragrance 
chemicals processing plant of Haarman and Reimer Corporation (H&R), a wholly
owned subsidiary of Bayer U.S.A., Inc., located in Goose Creek, South 
Carolina, within the Charleston 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 August 14, 1990. 
 
   The H&R plant is located on a 6-acre site within the Bushy Park 
industrial park on Highway 503 in Berkeley County, some 20 miles north of 
Charleston. The facility produces a variety of flavor and fragrance 
chemicals. The proposal calls for the use of zone procedures in the 
production of synthetic menthol, benzyl butyrate, methyl benzoate, amyl 
salicylate, benzyl acetate, benzyl benzoate, benzyl salicylate, hexyl 
salicylate, cinnamate, 1-carvone, citrates, menthyl anthranilate, tea 
salicylate, essential oils, certain fragrance blends (Item 3303.00.2000 
HTSUS), and mixtues of odiferous substance (Item 3302.10.1000 HTSUS). Some 
of the ingredients used are sourced abroad such as menthol feedstocks, 
methyl anthranilate, type R catalysts, and flavoring compounds 
(Item 2906.29.2000 HTSUS). 
 
   Zone procedures would exempt H&R from Customs duty payments on the 
foreign ingredients used in its exports. On its sales in the domestic 
market, the company would be able to choose the lower finished product 
duty rate when applicable. Duties on the finished products range from zero 
to 14.7 percent and on the foreign-sourced ingredients, zero to 11.9 
percent. The applicant indicates that zones savings will help improve the 
South Carolina plant's international competitiveness. 
 
   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; Howard 
Cooperman, Regional Director, I & C, U.S. Customs Service, Southeast Region,
909 S.E. First Avenue, Miami, FL 33131-2595; and, Lt. Colonel James T. 
Scott, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Charleston, P.O. 
Box 919, Charleston, SC 29403-0919.  
 
   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 September 26, 
1990.  
 
   A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of 
the following locations: 
 
 
U.S. Department of Commerce, District Office, 
9 Liberty Street, Room 128, 
Charleston, SC 29424 
 
 
Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 2835, 
14th and Pennsylvania Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20230.  
 
   Dated: August 20, 1990. 
 
 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
 
   Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc. 90-20249 Filed 8-27-90; 8:45 am] 
 
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