[Federal Register: May 18, 1994]
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Foreign-Trade Zone 138--Columbus, OH Request for Export
Manufacturing Authority Columbus Industries, Inc. (Air Filter Elements)
An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the Rickenbacker Port Authority, grantee of FTZ 138,
Columbus, Ohio, requesting authority on behalf of Columbus Industries,
Inc., to manufacture air filter elements under zone procedures for
export within FTZ 138. The application was submitted pursuant to the
provisions of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-
81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR part 400). It was
formally filed on April 29, 1994.
Columbus Industries plans to manufacture air filter elements used
in room air purifiers. The primary input is non-woven polypropylene
film (HTSUS 5911.40, duty rate: 17%), which is sourced from abroad. The
application indicates that zone procedures would be used only for
storage and export manufacturing activities.
Zone procedures would exempt Columbus Industries from Customs duty
payments on the foreign materials used in export production (over 50%
of sales). On activity for the domestic market, the company would be
able to defer duty payments until the foreign merchandise is removed
from inventory for production. The application indicates that the
savings from zone procedures would help improve the company's
In accordance with the Board's regulations (as revised, 56 FR
50790-50808, 10-8-91), a member of the FTZ Staff has been appointed
examiner to investigate the application and report to the Board.
Public comment on the application is invited from interested
parties. Submissions (original and three copies) shall be addressed to
the Board's Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing
period for their receipt is June 17, 1994. Rebuttal comments in
response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be
submitted during the subsequent 10-day period to June 27, 1994.
A copy of the application and the accompanying exhibits will be
available for public inspection at each of the following location:
Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, U.S.
Department of Commerce, room 3716, 14th Street & Constitution Avenue,
NW., Washington, DC 20230.
Dated: May 11, 1994.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 94-12139 Filed 5-17-94; 8:45 am]
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