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[Federal Register: June 7, 1994]


Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Docket A(32b1)-2-94

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, 
DC 20230.

    Dated: May 27, 1994.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 94-13720 Filed 6-6-94; 8:45 am]