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[Federal Register: April 19, 1995 (Volume 60, Number 75)]
[Page 19570-19571]
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[Docket A(32b1)-5-95]

Foreign-Trade Zone 119--Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN; Request for
Manufacturing Authority Tetra Rex Packaging Systems, Inc. (Liquid
Packaging Equipment)

    An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the Greater Metropolitan Area Foreign Trade Zone
Commission, grantee of FTZ 119 (Minneapolis-St. Paul Area), pursuant to
Sec. 400.32(b)(1) of the Board's regulations (15 CFR part 400),
requesting authority on behalf of Tetra Rex Packaging Systems Inc.
(Tetra Rex) (a subsidiary of Tetra Laval, Sweden) , to manufacture
liquid packaging equipment under zone procedures within FTZ 119. It was
formally filed on April 12, 1995.
    Tetra Rex operates a liquid packaging equipment manufacturing
facility in the Mid-City Industrial Park, an approved site of FTZ 119.
The Tetra Rex equipment is sold to food processors for the packaging of
liquid food products in plastic and paper-based cartons. Certain
components (about 40% of total) would be sourced from abroad,
including: painter fillings, cultured crystals, plastic tubing, plastic
bottles, parts of rubber, paper cartons, alloy steel fittings,
stainless steel fittings/tubes, steel wire/chains, fasteners, copper
tubing/fittings, pumps, fans, heat exchange units, filtering machines,
parts of packing/sorting machines, drink preparation machines, valves,
bearings, electrical components, semiconductors, calculating machines,
thermometers, and measuring and regulating equipment (and parts). All
foreign merchandise would be admitted in privileged foreign status (19
CFR 146.41). About 60 percent of the finished equipment is exported.
    Zone procedures would exempt Tetra Rex from Customs duty payments
on the foreign materials used in the export activity. On its domestic
sales, the company would be able to defer Customs duty payments on the
foreign merchandise until it is transferred from the zone for Customs
entry. The application indicates that the savings from zone procedures
would help improve the company's international competitiveness,
primarily with respect to export activity.
    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 5, 1995. Rebuttal comments in response
to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted
during the subsequent 15-day period (to June 19, 1995).
    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 [[Page 19571]] 3716, 14th Street & Pennsylvania Avenue,
NW, Washington, DC 20230.

    Dated: April 12, 1995.
Dennis Puccinelli,
Acting Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 95-9685 Filed 4-18-95; 8:45 am]