DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket No. 23-87]
52 FR 41599
October 29, 1987
Foreign-Trade Zone 141, Monroe County, NY: Rochester Customs Port of Entry;
Application for Subzone; Kodak Manufacturing Facilities
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the
Board) by the County of Monroe, State of New York, grantee of FTZ 141,
requesting special-purpose subzone status for the manufacturing and
distribution facilities (10 sites) of the Eastman Kodak Company (Kodak) in
the Rochester area. 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
October 19, 1987.
Kodak is a major multi-national manufacturer of film, imaging and
information management equipment, chemicals and life science products. Its
sales in 1986 amounted to $12 billion, 35 percent of which were overseas.
The company has manufacturing facilities in eight states and in eight
countries, and it sells its products in 150 countries. Its headquarters and
largest manufacturing facilities are in the Rochester area.
Kodak's Rochester facilities involved in this application cover 10 sites
(3,200 acres) in the Counties of Monroe, Ontario, and Wayne, where some
43,000 persons are employed. Site 1, Kodak Park (2,134 acres), is the
company's main manufacturing and distribution center. It is located along
I-390 and Ridgeway Avenue, in the communities of Rochester, Greece, and
Gates, New York. The other sites are: Site 2, Kodak Park Irondequoit (17
acres), 2200 North Goodman Street, Irondequoit; Site 3, Kodak Park G (20
acres), 460 Buffalo Road, Rochester; Site 4, Elmgrove Plant (750 acres),
Elmgrove Road, Gates; Site 5, Hawk-eye Plant (14 acres), Paul Street/Avenue
E, Rochester; Site 6, C Building (9 acres), Carlson Road, Rochester; Site 7,
Sayette Technology Division (12,000 square feet), 1133 Mount Read Boulevard,
Rochester; Site 8, Beta Physics Division (12 acres), Routes 5 and 20, East
Bloomfield; Site 9, Videk Division (13 acres), Route 332 and Collett Road,
Farmington; and, Site 10, Ultra Technologies Division (217 acres), Highway
88/Silverhill Road, Newark.
The facilities produce and distribute over 30,000 products in the five
product categories listed below. Within each category, the company sources
numerous components abroad, some from its own plants. List under each
category are examples of the items that are or could be sourced abroad.
1. Photographic Film, Paper and Chemicals (duty rates 0-8.5 percent).
Materials include gelatin, silver bullion, pulp, paper, acenaphthene,
alkylbenzenes, 4-chlororesoranol, thio salicylic acid, hydrobromic acid,
lithium compounds, and selium (duty rates 0-17.3 percent).
2. Photographic/Video Cameras, Equipment and Supplies (duty rates
2.0-9.0 percent). Components include parts, lenses, fans, electrical
equipment, and photographic/video equipment parts (duty rates 3.7-7.0
3. Copiers, Office Machines, and Computer Equipment (duty rates 3.7-3.9
percent). Components include wiring harnesses, transformers, switches,
regulators, displays, keyboards, disk drives, printers, lenses, circuit
boards, motors, and other electrical parts (duty rates 2.4-7.0 percent).
4. Medical Instruments and Equipment (duty rates 2.1-10.0 percent).
Components include lenses, circuit boards, electrical components, and
medical equipment parts (duty rates 2.1-10.0 percent).
5. Life Science Chemicals (duty rates 0-16 percent). Materials include
enzymes, vitamins, amino acids, flavors and components thereof (duty rates
Zone procedures would allow Kodak to avoid Customs duty payments on
foreign materials used in its exports. On its domestic sales, the company
would be able to defer duty payments and, in some cases, to take advantage
of the same duty rate available to importers of finished merchandise. The
application indicates that the savings will help improve the company's
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: Dennis Puccinelli (Chairman), Foreign-Trade Zones
Staff, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C. 20230; Edward A.
Goggin, Assistant Regional Commissioner, U.S. Customs Service, Northeast
Region, 100 Summer Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02110; and Colonel Daniel
R. Clark, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Buffalo, 1776
Niagra Street, Buffalo, New York 14207.
Comments concerning the proposed foreign-trade subzone are invited in
writing from interested parties. They should be addressed to the Board's
Executive Secretary at the address below and postmarked on or before
December 11, 1987.
A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available
for public inspection at each of the following locations:
U.S. Department of Commerce District Office,
121 East Avenue,
Rochester, New York 14604
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 1529,
14th and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.,
Washington, DC 20230
Dated: October 22, 1987.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 87-25069 Filed 10-28-87; 8:45 am]
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