DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket No. 31-83]
48 FR 37503
August 18, 1983
Foreign-Trade Zone 29, Louisville, Kentucky; Application for Subzone at
Sugar Plant of Southeastern Sweetners in Louisville
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the Louisville and Jefferson County Riverport Authority (the
Port), grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 29, requesting special-purpose subzone
status for export operations at the sugar processing plant of Southeastern
Sweetners Distributing Company, Inc., in Louisville, Kentucky, within the
Louisville 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 July 28, 1983. The applicant is authorized to make this
proposal under Chapter 65.530(b) of the Kentucky Revised Statutes.
On May 26, 1977, the Board authorized the Port to establish a foreign-
trade zone project in the Louisville area (Board Order 118, 42 FR 29323,
6/8/77). The project covers 12 acres in an industrial park adjacent to the
port area. It handled some $2 million in merchandise in FY 1982.
The proposed subzone would be located at the existing facility of
Southeastern Sweetners, covering 1 acre at 1900 South Seventh Street in
Louisville. The plant is involved in receiving domestic liquid sugar and
corn syrup, liquifying, blending and repackaging the sweetners for
domestic distribution. The company plans a new operation involving foreign
dry sugar, which would be liquified and blended with domestic corn syrup
in a ratio of 3 to 2. The final product would be exported. The application
requests subzone procedures only for the reexport operation.
Zone procedures would exempt Southeastern Sweetners from duty payments
and quota requirements on sugar used for reexport. This will assist the
company in entering the export market, increasing employment at the plant
by 8 persons and encouraging the use of domestic corn syrup for export
In accordance with the Board's regulations, an examiners committee has
been appointed to investigate the application and report to the Board.
The committee consists of: John J. Da Ponte, Jr. (Chairman), Director,
Foreign-Trade Zones Staff, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C.
20230; John F. Nelson, District Director, U.S. Customs Service, North
Central Region, 6th Floor, 55 Erieview Plaza, Cleveland, OH 44114; and
Colonel Charles E. Eastburn, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District
Louisville, P.O. Box 59, Louisville, KY 40201.
Comments concerning the proposed subzone are invited in writing from
interested persons and organizations. They should be addressed to the
Board's Executive Secretary at the address below and postmarked on or
before September 26, 1983.
A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of
the following locations:
U.S. Dept. of Commerce District Office,
Post Office and Courthouse Building, Room 636B,
Louisville, KY 40202
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 1872,
14th and Pennsylvania, NW.,
Washington, D.C. 20230
Dated: August 11, 1983.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 83-22761 Filed 8-17-83; 8:45 am]
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