DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket No. 4-80]
45 FR 14239
March 5, 1980
Massachusetts Port Authority, Boston, Mass.; Application for a Foreign-
Trade Subzone at the Sterlingwale Corp. Plant in Fall River, Mass.
Notice is hereby given that an application has been submitted to the
Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the Massachusetts Port Authority
(Massport), a public corporation and grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone No. 27,
Boston, requesting a grant of authority for the establishment of a
special-purpose foreign-trade subzone for export operations at a textile
manufacturing facility in Fall River, Massachusetts, within the Fall River
port of entry. The application was submitted pursuant to the provisions of
the Foreign-Trade Zones Act of 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u), and the
regulations of the Board (15 CFR Part 400). It was formally filed on
February 28, 1980.
The proposal calls for the establishment of a special-purpose foreign-trade
subzone at the corduroy manufacturing plant of the Sterlingwale
Corporation, 168 Stevens Street, Fall River. The plant is on a 10-acre
site with several existing buildings being used for the company's cutting,
dyeing and finishing operations. During 1978, some 5.4 million yards of
material was produced, over 90% of which was exported.
Subzone status is requested so that Sterlingwale can conduct its export
operations under foreign-trade zone procedures. This will allow the firm
to import greige material used for export production free of quotas and
duties, thus increasing its export opportunities and employment. The
proposal has been discussed with the U.S. Customs Service and the Commerce
Department's Office of Textiles and Apparel.
In accordance with the Board's regulations, an Examiner's Committee has
been appointed to investigate the application and report to the Board.
Comments are invited in writing from interested parties. They should be
submitted in accordance with the Board's regulations to the Examiners
Committee, care of the Executive Secretary at the address below at any
time from the date of this notice through April 4, 1980.
A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available
during this time for public inspection at each of the following locations:
Office of the Port Director, U.S. Customs Service
27 N. 2nd Street
New Bedford, Massachusetts 12740
Massachusetts Port Authority,
99 High Street,
Boston, Massachusetts 02110
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce,
14th and E Streets NW.,
Washington, D.C. 20230.
Dated: February 29, 1980.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,