[Federal Register: March 15, 1995 (Volume 60, Number 50)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board; Foreign-Trade Zone 84--Houston, Texas;
Tuboscope Vetco International, Inc., (Steel Tubular Products), Harris
County, Texas; Request for Modification of Restriction
A request has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the
Board) by the Port of Houston Authority, grantee of FTZ 84, pursuant to
Sec. 400.32(b)(1) of the Board's regulations for modification of the
export-only restriction in FTZ Board Order 609 authorizing Subzone 84I
at the Tuboscope Vetco International, Inc. (Tuboscope) plant in Harris
County, Texas. It was formally filed on February 8, 1995.
The FTZ Board approved subzone status for the Tuboscope steel
tubular products inspection and coating facility in Harris County,
Texas, in 1992 (Subzone 84I; Board Order 609; 57 FR 57729; 12/7/92).
The approval was subject to a restriction that allowed the use of zone
procedures for export activity only.
Tuboscope is now requesting that the export-only restriction be
modified so that Customs duties can be deferred while the company
conducts activity for the domestic market under zone procedures. The
modified restriction would require the company to elect privileged
foreign status on all merchandise admitted to the subzone. While the
change would not result in significant new Customs savings, it would
allow the company to operate the plant under a single inventory control
system that meets Customs requirements. The request indicated that the
use of zone procedures as proposed would help the facility maintain its
Public comment on the proposal 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 May 1, 1995.
A copy of the application and 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 and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC
Dated: March 6, 1995.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 95-6388 Filed 3-14-95; 8:45 am]
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