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                           DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

                              (Order No. 625)

Approval of Export Manufacturing Activity (Luggage, Bags, and Cases) Within
                     Foreign-Trade Zone 9, Honolulu, HI

                         Thursday, January 21, 1993

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 (FTZ) Board Regulations (15 CFR part 400), the Foreign-Trade Zones 
Board (the Board) adopts the following order:

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

Whereas, the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism of
the State of Hawaii, grantee of FTZ 9, has requested authority under 
400.32(b)(1) of the Board's regulations on behalf of the Hawaii Bag
Company, Inc., to manufacture leather and plastic luggage, bags and cases
for export under zone procedures within FTZ 9, Honolulu, Hawaii (filed
11/22/92, A(32b1)-4-92; Doc. 40-92, assigned 12/29/92);

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
for export only ( 400.32(b)(1)(ii)); and,

Whereas, the FTZ Staff has reviewed the proposal, taking into account the
criteria of  400.31, and the Executive Secretary has recommended approval;

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 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 11th day of January, 1993, 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. 93-1348 Filed 1-19-93; 8:45 am)