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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                                [Order No. 201] 
 
                                  47 FR 44593 
 
                                October 8, 1982 
 
 
Resolution and Order Approving the Application of the Little Rock Port 
Authority for a Special-Purpose Subzone in Forrest City, Arkansas, Adjacent 
to the Memphis Customs Port of Entry; Proceedings of the Foreign-Trade 
Zones Board, Washington, D.C. 
 
TEXT: Resolution and Order 
 
   Pursuant to the authority granted in the Foreign-Trade Zones Act of June 
18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u), the Foreign-Trade Zones Board has 
adopted the following Resolution and Order: 
 
   The Board, having considered the matter, hereby orders:  
 
   After consideration of the application of the Little Rock Port Authority 
submitted on behalf of the State of Arkansas, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 
14, filed with the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) on September 10, 
1981, requesting authority for a special-purpose subzone at the television 
and microwave oven manufacturing facility of Sanyo Manufacturing Corporation 
(SMC) in Forrest City, Arkansas, adjacent to the Memphis Customs port of 
entry, the Board, finding that the requirements of the Foreign-Trade Zones 
Act, as amended, and the Board's regulations would be satisfied and that 
the proposal would be in the public interest if a restriction is adopted 
requiring that full Customs duties be paid on foreign television picture 
tubes used at the facility, approves the application subject to the 
condition that SMC be required to elect privileged foreign status (19 CFR 
146.21) on all such picture tubes used at the facility that are sourced 
abroad. 
 
   The grantee shall notify the Board's Executive Secretary for approval 
concerning any manufacturing operation proposed to be conducted under 
subzone procedures at the facility, which operation was not reviewed as 
part of the application resulting in this action. The Secretary of 
Commerce, as Chairman and Executive Officer of the Board, is hereby 
authorized to issue a Grant of Authority and appropriate Board Order. 
 
 
Grant of Authority To Establish a Foreign-Trade Subzone in Forrest City, 
Arkansas, Adjacent to the Memphis Customs Port of Entry 
 
   Whereas, by an Act of Congress approved June 18, 1934, an Act "To 
provide for the establishment, operation, and maintenance of foreign-trade 
zones in ports of entry of the United States, to expedite and encourage 
foreign commerce, and for other purposes", as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u) 
(the Act), the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) is authorized and 
empowered to grant to corporations the privilege of establishing, 
operating, and maintaining foreign-trade zones in or adjacent to ports of 
entry under the jurisdiction of the United States.  
 
   Whereas, the Board's regulations (15 CFR 400.304) provide for the 
establishment of special-purpose subzones when existing zone facilities 
cannot serve the specific use involved, and where a significant public 
benefit will result; 
 
   Whereas, the Little Rock Port Authority, on behalf of the State of 
Arkansas, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 14, Little Rock, has made 
application (filed September 10, 1981) in due and proper form to the Board 
for authority to establish a special-purposes subzone at the television 
and microwave oven manufacturing facilities of Sanyo Manufacturing 
Corporation in Forrest City, Arkansas, adjacent to the Memphis Customs port 
of entry;  
 
   Whereas, notice of said application has been given and published, and 
full opportunity has been afforded all interested parties to be heard;  
 
   Whereas, the Board, pursuant to its authority to restrict or prohibit 
operations detrimental to the public interest (19 U.S.C. 81o), considered 
the possible impact of the proposed subzone on competing domestic 
industries; and  
 
   Whereas, the Board has found that the requirements of the Act and the 
Board's regulations would be satisfied and that the proposal would be in 
the public interest if a restriction is adopted requiring that full Customs 
duties be paid on foreign television picture tubes used at the facility;  
 
   Now, therefore, in accordance with the application filed September 10, 
1981, the Board hereby authorizes the establishment of a subzone at the 
manufacturing facilities of Sanyo Manufacturing Corporation in Forrest 
City, Arkansas, designated on the records of the Board as Foreign-Trade 
Subzone 14A at the location mentioned above and more particularly described 
on the maps and drawings accompanying the application, said grant of 
authority being subject to the provisions and restrictions of the Act and 
the Regulations issued therunder, to the same extent as though the same 
were fully set forth herein, and also to the following express conditions 
and limitations: 
 
   Activation of subzone procedures at the facility shall be commenced 
within a reasonable time from the date of issuance of the grant, and prior 
thereto, any necessary permits shall be obtained from Federal, State, and 
municipal authorities. 
 
   Any foreign picture tubes used at the facility shall be dutiable at the 
full rate applicable to such tubes (foreign privileged status), unless the 
finished product is exported. 
 
   Officers and employees of the United States shall have free and 
unrestricted access to and throughout the foreign-trade subzone in the 
performance of their official duties. 
 
   The grant shall not be construed to relieve responsible parties from 
liability for injury or damage to the person or property of others 
occasioned by the construction, operation, or maintenance of said subzone, 
and in no event shall the United States be liable therefor. 
 
   The grant is futher subject to settlement locally by the District 
Director of Customs and District Army Engineer with the Grantee regarding 
compliance with their respective requirements for the protection of the 
revenue of the United  States and the installation of suitable facilities.
 
   In witness whereof, the Foreign-Trade Zones Board has caused its name 
to be signed and its seal to be affixed hereto by its Chairman and 
Executive Officer at Washington, D.C. this 30th day of September 1982 
pursuant to Order of the Board.  
 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board. 
 
 
Malcolm Baldridge, 
 
   Chairman and Executive Officer. 
 
   Attest: 
 
 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
 
   Executive Secretary.  
[FR Doc. 82-27746 Filed 10-7-82; 8:45 am] 
 
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