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                           DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

                           (Docket A(28a3)-2-92)

    Foreign-Trade Subzone 29C, General Electric Company, Louisville, KY;
          Compressors for Refrigerators and Room Air Conditioners

                          Monday, January 11, 1993

The Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) has been notified pursuant to  
400.28(a)(3) of the Board's regulations by the General Electric Company 
(GE), operator of Foreign-Trade Subzone 29C, Louisville, Kentucky, with 
additional information as to the use of zone procedures for foreign-sourced 
compressors used in the manufacture of refrigerators and room air 
conditioners at the GE home appliance manufacturing plant in Louisville, 

The Board authorized subzone status for the GE plant in December 1985
(Board Order 321, 50 FR 52180, 12/27/85). Manufacturing authority involves
the production of large home appliances including refrigerators,
dishwashers, dryers, electric ranges, and room air conditioners for the
U.S. market and for export using certain materials and components sourced
from abroad.

The original application listed certain components sourced from abroad to
be admitted to the subzone in foreign status. While compressors are among
the items sourced abroad, they were now included in that list. GE has not
notified the Board that it wishes to admit the compressors (HTSUS #8414.30,
duty rate: 3.4%) sourced abroad into the subzone in foreign status. The
manufacturing activity otherwise remains unchanged.

Zone procedures would exempt GE from Customs duty payments on the foreign
components used in production for export. On domestic sales, the firm would
be able to choose the duty rate for finished refrigerators and air
conditioners (2.9% and 2.2%) to apply to the foreign-origin compressors
(duty rate 3.4%).

Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions (original
and 3 copies) shall be addressed to the Board's Executive Secretary at the
address below. The closing period for their receipt is February 10, 1993. A
copy of the request will be available for public inspection at the
following location: 
Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, room 3716, 
14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20230.

Dated: December 31, 1992.

John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,

Executive Secretary.

(FR Doc. 93-547 Filed 1-8-93; 8:45 am)