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                           DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

                              (Order No. 653)

    Expansion of Subzone Status (Personal Computers) Subzone 77A; Sharp
             Manufacturing Company of America Plant Memphis, TN

                         Monday, September 13, 1993

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

Whereas, an application from the City of Memphis, Tennessee, grantee of
Foreign-Trade Zone Subzone No. 77A, at the Sharp Manufacturing Company of
America plant, requesting authority to expand the subzone area and the
scope of manufacturing authority under zone procedures to include portable
personal computers (televisions and microwave ovens are currently
authorized), was filed by the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board on April 15, 
1992 (Docket 10-92, 57 FR 18467, 4/30/92) (Amendment: 57 FR 28828, 6/29/92);

Whereas, notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register
and the application has been processed pursuant to the FTZ Act and the
Board's regulations; and,

Whereas, the Board has found that the requirements of the Act and the
regulations are satisfied, and that approval is in the public interest;

Now, therefore, the Board hereby orders:
The grantee is authorized to expand Subzone 77A and the scope of
manufacturing authority as requested in the application, as amended,
subject to the Act and the Board's regulations, including Section 400.28.

Signed at Washington, DC, this 1st day of September, 1993.

Joseph A. Spetrini,

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

(FR Doc. 93-22316 Filed 9-10-93; 8:45 am)