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                           DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

                           (Board Order No. 579)

   Approval for Manufacturing Activity (Telephone and Related Equipment)
      Foreign-Trade Zone 171 Liberty County, Texas (Houston Poe Area)

                          Wednesday, June 17, 1992

Pursuant to its authority under the Foreign-Trade Zones Act of June 18, 
1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u) (the Act) and the Foreign-Trade Zones 
Board Regulations (15 CFR Part 400), the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the 
Board) adopts the following order:

Whereas, Pursuant to  400.28(a)(2) of the Board's regulations, approval of
the Board is required prior to commencement of new manufacturing
/processing activity within existing zone facilities;

Whereas, Pursuant to  400.32(b)(1), the Commerce Department's Assistant
Secretary for Import Administration has authority to act for the board in 
making such decisions on new manufacturing/processing activity under 
certain circumstances, including situations where the proposed activity is 
the same as activity recently approved by the Board ( 400.32(b)(1)(i));

Whereas, The Liberty County Economic Development Corporation, grantee of
FTZ staff 171, has made application (filed 1-24-92, A(32b1)-2-92; Doc.
14-92, 5-27- 92) to the Board on behalf of Sinopac International
Corporation for authority to manufacture telephones and related equipment
within FTZ 171 in Liberty County, Texas;

Whereas, The FTZ has reviewed the proposal and finds that the criteria for
processing the proposal under  400.32(b)(1) are met and that, upon
consideration of the criteria enumerated in  400.31(b), the proposal is
deemed to be in the public interest;

Whereas, Based on the foregoing review and pursuant to  400.32(b)(1), the
Executive Secretary recommends approval of the proposal;

Now, Therefore, The Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, acting
for the Board pursuant to  400.32(b)(1), concurs in the recommendation and
hereby approves the request for manufacturing at the Sinopac International
Corporation plant within FTZ 171, located in Liberty County, Texas, subject
to the Act and the Board's Regulations (as revised, 56 FR 50790-50808,
10/8/91), including  400.28.

Signed at Washington, DC, this 9th day of June 1992, pursuant to Order of
the Board.

Alan M. Dunn,

Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, 
Chairman, Committee of Alternates, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board.


John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,

Executive Secretary.

(FR Doc. 92-14239 Filed 6-16-92; 8:45 am)