[Federal Register: June 7, 1994]
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Foreign-Trade Zone 50--Long Beach, CA, Request for Export
Manufacturing Authority, J.M. William & Company, Inc., (Poly/Cotton Bed
An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the Port of Long Beach, California, grantee of FTZ 50,
requesting authority on behalf of the J.M. William & Company, Inc., to
manufacture textile bed linens under zone procedures for export within
FTZ 50. 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
May 20, 1994.
The company plans to manufacture bed sheet sets, comforters and
pillows. The primary input is woven polyester/cotton fabric (HTSUS
5513(14).41, duty rate: 17%), which is sourced from abroad (primarily
from China). Additional foreign materials that may be used in the
future include woven fabric of artificial/synthetic fibers, sewing
thread, and nonwoven fill. The application indicates that zone
procedures would be used only for export manufacturing activity.
The company would export all products made with foreign fabric and
other foreign textile mill products admitted to the zone. Zone
procedures would exempt it from U.S. quota requirements and Customs
duty payments on the foreign items.
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 [30 days from date of publication].
Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the
foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 10-day period
(to [40 days from date of publication]).
A copy of the application and the accompanying exhibits 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 & Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington,
Dated: May 27, 1994.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 94-13720 Filed 6-6-94; 8:45 am]
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