DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket No. 32-87]
52 FR 44620
November 20, 1987
Foreign-Trade Zone 39 -- Dallas/Fort Worth, TX; Application for Subzone;
Harvey Industries Television Plant, Athens, TX
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Board, grantee
of FTZ 39, requesting special-purpose subzone status for the television
assembly plant of Harvey Industries, Inc., in Athens, Texas, some 58 miles
southeast of Dallas, Texas. 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 November 9, 1987.
The plant is located on Flat Creek Road at Highway 31 in Athens, Texas.
The 137-acre facility employs 900 persons and is used to assemble television
receivers. Chassis, speakers and miscellaneous hardware, which account for
about half the value of the television sets, are sourced abroad. The
remaining components are sourced domestically, and the cabinet is produced
at the plant. The company plans to increase its exports.
Zone procedures would exempt Harvey from Customs duty payments on the
foreign components used in its exports. On its domestic sales, the company
would defer duty payments until the products leave the plant. Although
Harvey purchases only domestic color picture tubes, it has indicated a
willingness to accept the requirement of full duty payments on foreign
picture tubes that has been applied by the FTZ Board in past cases (e.g.,
Board Order 201, 47 FR 44593, 10/8/82 -- Sanyo, Arkansas).
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, DC 20230; Don Gough, Deputy
Assistant Regional Commissioner, U.S. Customs Service, Southwest Region,
5850 San Felipe Street, Houston, Texas 77057, and Colonel John E.
Schaufelberger, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Fort Worth,
P.O. Box 17300, Fort Worth, Texas 76102.
Comments concerning the proposed 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 January 8, 1988.
A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of
the following locations:
U.S. Department of Commerce District Office,
1100 Commerce Street,
Dallas, Texas 75242
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: November 16, 1987.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 87-26843 Filed 11-19-87; 8:45 am]
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