DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zone 39--Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas Application for
Subzone Fossil Partners L.P. (Watches, Sun Glasses and Leather Goods);
An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Board,
grantee of FTZ 39, requesting subzone status for the distribution
facility of Fossil Partners L.P. (Fossil), located in Richardson,
Texas, some 8 miles north of Dallas. 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 March 12, 1997.
The Fossil facility (156,000 sq. ft. on 20.41 acres; 437 employees)
is located at 2280 North Greenville Avenue in Richardson. It is used to
distribute a wide range of consumer products, including fashion watches
and accessories, sunglasses and leather goods, some of which are
sourced from abroad (duty rate range--2.6%-14%). The products are
distributed throughout the U.S. and abroad.
Zone procedures would exempt Fossil from Customs duty payments on
the foreign products that are reexported. On its domestic sales, it
would be able to defer Customs duty payments on merchandise that is
sourced from abroad. The application indicates that zone savings would
help improve the international competitiveness of the facility.
In accordance with the Board's regulations, a member of the FTZ
staff has been appointed examiner to investigate the application and
report to the Board.
Public comment 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 20, 1997. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted
during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-
day period June 4, 1997.
A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be
available for public inspection at each of the following locations:
U.S. Department of Commerce Export Assistance Center, P.O. Box 420069,
2050 N. Stemmons Fwy., Ste 170, Dallas, Texas 75207
Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room
3716, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th & Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.,
Washington, D.C. 20230.
Dated: March 13, 1997.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 97-7239 Filed 3-20-97; 8:45 am]
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