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Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Order No. 673]

Dril-Quip, Inc., Houston, Texas; Grant of Authority for Subzone

    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: Grant of authority for subzone
status, Dril-Quip, Inc. (Oil Field Equipment), Houston, Texas
    Whereas, by an Act of Congress approved June 18, 1934, an Act ``To
provide for the establishment * * * of foreign-trade zones in ports of
entry of the United States, to expedite and encourage foreign commerce,
and for other purposes,'' as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u) (the Act), the
Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) is authorized to grant to
qualified corporations the privilege of establishing foreign-trade
zones in or adjacent to U.S. Customs ports of entry;
    Whereas, the Board's regulations (15 CFR part 400) provide for the
establishment of special-purpose subzones when existing zone facilities
cannot serve the specific use involved;
    Whereas, an application from the Port of Houston Authority, grantee
of Foreign-Trade Zone 84, for authority to establish a special-purpose
subzone for export activity at the oil field equipment manufacturing
facilities of Dril-Quip, Inc., in Houston, Texas, was filed by the
Board on May 10, 1993, and notice inviting public comment was given in
the Federal Register (FTZ Docket 17-93, 58 FR 28952, 03-18-93); and,
    Whereas, the Board has found that the requirements of the FTZ Act
and Board's regulations are satisfied, and that approval of the
application for export manufacturing activity is in the public
    Now, therefore, the Board hereby authorizes the establishment of a
subzone (Subzone 84K) at the Dril-Quip, Inc., facilities in Houston,
Texas, at the locations described in the application, subject to the
FTZ Act and the Board's regulations, including Sec. 400.28, and subject
to a restriction requiring that privileged foreign status (19 CFR
146.41) shall be elected on all foreign merchandise admitted to the

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 23rd day of December 1993.
Barbara R. Stafford,
Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration,
Chairman, Committee of Alternates, Foreign-Trade Zones Board.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 94-163 Filed 1-4-94; 8:45 am]