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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                                 [Docket 35-90] 
                                  55 FR 35914 
                               September 4, 1990 
   Foreign-Trade Zone 75 -- Phoenix, AZ, Application for Subzone, Conair 
Corporation, Glendale, AZ 
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the City of Phoenix, grantee of FTZ 75, requesting special-
purpose subzone status at the warehousing/manufactuing facilities of Conair 
Corporation, located in Glendale, Arizona, adjacent to the Phoenix Customs 
port of entry, The application was submitted pursuant to the provisions of 
the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 8la-8lu), and the 
regulations of the Board (15 CFR part 400). It was formally filed on 
August 20, 1990. 
   The Conair facility, currently under construction, will be located on a 
100-acre site within the Glen Harbor Business Park, Glendale, Arizona. 
Operations at the site will include warehousing/distribution, repair and 
assembly/manufacturing of small electric heating appliances such as hair 
dryers, curling irons and flat irons; electric kitchen appliances, such as 
food processors, blenders, microwave ovens, toasters and warming trays; 
and, telephones and answering machines. The assembly/manufacturing 
operations will be relocated from plants abroad. Initially, a majority of 
the components will be sourced abroad, but the company plans to increase 
U.S. sourcing over time. Foreign components will include plastic handles 
and knobs, fasteners, blades, fans, electric motors, generators, 
transformers, telephone components, microphones, loudspeakers, earphones, 
transformers, capacitors, resistors, switches, diodes, integrated circuits, 
timing devices and insulators.  
   Zone procedures will exempt Conair from Customs duty payments on the 
foreign items used in its exports. On its domestic sales, the company will 
be able to choose the lower Customs duty rates on the finished products 
(3.4-5.6%). The rates on the foreign parts used at the plant range from 0 
to 12 percent. The applicant indicates that zone procedures will help 
improve the international competitiveness of the company's U.S. operations.
   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; Mr. Paul Rimmer, 
Deputy Assistant Regional Commissioner, U.S. Customs Service, Southwest 
Region, 5850 San Felipe Street, Houston, Texas 77057-3012; and Colonel 
Charles S. Thomas, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District, Los 
Angeles, P.O. Box 2711, Los Angeles, California 90053-2325. 
   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 October 22, 1990.
   A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of 
the following locations: 
Port Director's Officer, 
U.S. Customs Service, 
1327 South 27th Street, 
Sky Harbor Airport, 
Phoenix, Arizona 85034. 
Office of the Executive Secretay, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, room 2835, 
14th & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20230.  
   Dated: August 27, 1990. 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
   Executive Secretary.  
[FR Doc. 90-20702 Filed 8-31-90; 8:45 am]