DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Foreign-Trade Zone 90--Onondaga County, NY; Application for
Expansion and Request for Export Manufacturing Authority M.S.
Pietrafesa, L.P. (Tailored Apparel for Export)
An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the County of Onondaga, New York, grantee of FTZ 90,
requesting authority to expand its zone at the Woodard Industrial Park,
and requesting authority, on behalf of M.S. Pietrafesa, L.P., to
manufacture tailored apparel for export under zone procedures within
FTZ 90, Onondaga County, New York (Syracuse Customs port of entry). 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 April 23, 1997.
FTZ 90 was approved on November 4, 1983 (Board Order 232, 48 FR
52107; 11/16/83). The zone currently consists of 21 acres within the
2,000-acre Woodard Industrial Area on Steelway Boulevard in the town of
Clay, New York, some 5 miles from the Syracuse-Hancock International
The applicant is now requesting authority to expand and reorganize
the zone by deleting 15 acres of the northeastern portion of the
current zone site and adding two new parcels (16 acres) located along
Morgan Road, contiguous to the southwestern boundary of the current
site, Liverpool, New York. The new site is owned and will be operated
by M.S. Pietrafesa, L.P.
The application also requests authority on behalf of M.S.
Pietrafesa, L.P. (MSPLP) to manufacture men's and women's apparel under
zone procedures for export only within FTZ 90. The MSPLP plant (143,000
sq. ft. on 10 acres) is used to manufacture designer tailored men's and
women's suits, blazers, and trousers (Ralph Lauren, Coach brands) for
the U.S. market and export. The proposal calls for the cutting and
sewing of foreign-origin wool, wool/silk, silk/linen, and linen fabrics
into the tailored apparel products noted above, which would be
reexported to overseas markets. None of the foreign-origin fabric
processed under FTZ procedures would be entered for U.S. consumption.
FTZ procedures would exempt MSPLP from quota requirements and
Customs duty payments on the foreign fabric used in the production of
tailored apparel for export. The application indicates that FTZ
procedures will help improve the plant's international competitiveness.
In accordance with the Board's regulations, a member of the FTZ
Staff has been designated examiner to investigate the application and
report to the Board.
Public comment on the application 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 July 14, 1997. Rebuttal comments in response to
material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during
the subsequent 15-day period (to July 29, 1997).
A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be
available for public inspection at each of the following locations:
Office of the Port Director, U.S. Customs Service, Hancock
International Airport, 4034 S. Service Road, Syracuse, NY 13212
Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, U.S.
Department of Commerce, Room 3716, 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue,
NW., Washington, DC 20230.
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Dated: May 7, 1997.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 97-12798 Filed 5-14-97; 8:45 am]
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