DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[A-21-88; Order No. 434]
54 FR 24727
June 9, 1989
Approval for Rice Export Blending/Processing Activity, Foreign-Trade
Zone 149, Brazoria County, TX (Freeport P.O.E.)
TEXT: Pursuant to its authority under the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Act of
June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u), the Foreign-Trade Zones
Board (the Board) adopts the following Order:
The request of the Brazos River Harbor Navigation District, grantee of
FTZ 149, Brazoria County, Texas, on behalf of American Rice, Inc. (ARI),
which owns and operates a rice milling and marketing facility within the
approved zone area, for authority to blend/process domestic and foreign
rice under zone procedures for export is approved subject to the following
1. Authority for this activity shall expire on July 1, 1992, unless the
FTZ Board is notified by the U.S. Customs Service on or before that date
that the Customs control system for the operation has been successfully
2. ARI shall comply with U.S. phytosanitary requirements for rice of
foreign origin, as well as the phytosanitary requirements of the countries
receiving the blended rice.
3. ARI shall label bags or containers that include foreign rice blended
with U.S. rice as follows: "Rice produced in the United States blended with
4. Formal Customs entry shall be made prior to the blending or processing
of any foreign rice which is to enter the U.S. market.
This authority is granted subject to all other conditions in Board Order
385 (53 FR 26096, 7/11/88), which authorized establishment of the
Signed at Washington, DC, this 31st day of May, 1989.
Foreign-Trade Zones Board.
Lisa B. Barry,
Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, Chairman,
Committee of Alternates.
Attest: John J. Da Ponte, Jr., Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 89-13651 Filed 6-8-89; 8:45 am]
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