DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
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.,
[FR Doc. 90-20702 Filed 8-31-90; 8:45 am]
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