DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket No. 2-88]
53 FR 1809
January 22, 1988
General Foods Processing Plant (Food Products/Sugar) Dover, DE; Application
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the State of Delaware, grantee of FTZ 99, through the Delaware
Development Office, requesting special-purpose subzone status for the food
products/sugar processing plant of General Foods Corporation (subsidiary of
Philip Morris Companies, Inc.) located in Dover, Delaware, adjacent to the
Wilmington Customs port of entry. The application was submitted pursuant to
the provisions of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 USC 81a-81u),
and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR Part 400). It was formally filed on
January 11, 1988.
The General Foods plant (126 acres) is located on West North Street in
Dover. The facility employs 1,100 persons and is used to produce a wide
variety of food products, including gelatin desserts and other dessert
mixes, syrups, instant dry drink mixes, chocolate products and other
General Foods wishes to use zone procedures to avoid quota restrictions
on foreign sugar. The company is aware that certain sugar-containing
products would be subject to quotas, if imported. Zone procedures would
also exempt the company from Customs duty payments on foreign sugar used in
its export products, and would allow duty payments to be deferred on
products entered for domestic consumption. The applicant indicates that
zone procedures will help improve the company's international
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; Edward A.
Goggin, Deputy Assistant Regional Commissioner, U.S. Customs Service,
Northeast Region, 100 Summer Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02110; and Lt.
Colonel G. William Quinby, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District
Philadelphia, 2nd and Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106.
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 March 4, 1988.
A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of
the following locations:
Port Director's Office,
U.S. Customs Service,
New Federal Building,
Room 1218F, 844 King Street,
Wilmington, Delaware 19801
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: January 15, 1988.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.
[FR Doc. 88-1310 Filed 1-21-88; 8:45 am]
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