DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket No. 28-84]
49 FR 22120
May 25, 1984
Foreign-Trade Zone 9, Honolulu, Hawaii; Application for Subzone at Hawaiian
Flour Mills Plant
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) on behalf of the State of Hawaii, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone
9, by the Hawaii State Department of Planning and Economic Development,
requesting special-purpose status for Hawaiian Flour Mills, Inc. (HFM) in
Honolulu, Hawaii, within the Honolulu 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 May 18, 1984. The applicant is authorized to
make this proposal under Act 7 of the Session Laws of Hawaii, 1963.
The proposed subzone would be located in a section of the Hawaiian Flour
Mills plant, 703 No. Nimitz Highway, adjacent to Pier 23 at Honolulu Harbor,
Honolulu. The facility employs 97 persons engaged in the milling and
blending of flour and the wholesaling of a variety of food products, with
16 persons engaged in milling and blending. The portion of the plant which
would use zone procedures will produce bakery mixes for export by blending
domestic flour, shortening, yeast and salt with foreign-sourced sugar and
powdered milk. Bakery mixes produced for the domestic market would not get
Zone procedures would exempt HFM from duty payment and quota requirements
on the foreign material used in its exports. The company indicates that this
would improve its competitive position in foreign markets, creating the
opportunity for a doubling of its exports sales and an increase in plant
employment by 10 persons.
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; George Roberts, District Director, U.S. Customs Service, Pacific
Region, 335 Merchant, 228 Federal Bldg., P.O. Box 1641, Honolulu, HI 96806;
and Brig. General Robert M. Bunker, Division Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer
Division Pacific Ocean, Building 230, Ft. Shafter, HI 96858.
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 June 26, 1984.
A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of
the following locations:
U.S. Dept. of Commerce District Office,
4106 Federal Bldg.,
300 Ala Moana Blvd.,
P.O. Box 40026,
Honolulu, HI 96850
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: May 21, 1984.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 84-14029 Filed 5-24-84; 8:45 am]
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