DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
55 FR 26224
June 27, 1990
Foreign-Trade Zone 136 -- Brevard County, FL; Application for Subzone
Flite Technology Machine Parts Plant, Cocoa, FL
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the Canaveral Port Authority, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone
136, requesting subzone status for the machinery components manufacturing
plant of Flite Technology, Inc. (FTI), in Cocoa, Florida, adjacent to the
Port Canaveral 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 June 19, 1990.
The FTI plant (1.5 acres) is located at 411 Shearer Boulevard, Cocoa,
Brevard County, Florida. It is used to produce machinery for the plastics
industry, including feed screws, barrels and other injection and extrusion
machinery parts. The primary materials used to produce the machinery parts
are specialty steel mill products, including alloy steel bar, tool steel
bar, feed screw blanks and hard facing. A portion of the specialty steel
mill products are sourced abroad. A number of the finished products are
Zone procedures will exempt FTI from Customs duty payments on the foreign
materials used to produce items that are exported. On its domestic sales,
the company would be able to choose the finished product duty rate on
finished machinery parts (3.9%). The duty rates on the foreign-sourced
specialty steel range from 10.6 to 11.5 percent. The application indicates
that the zone savings will improve the plant'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; Howard Cooperman,
Regional Director, Inspection and Control, U.S. Customs Service, Southeast
Region, 909 SE First Avenue, Miami, FL 33131-2595; and, Colonel Bruce A.
Malson, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Jacksonville, P.O.
Box 4970, Jacksonville, FL 32232-0019.
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 August 14, 1990.
A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of
the following locations:
Office of the Port Director,
U.S. Customs Service,
120 George King Boulevard,
Port Canaveral, FL 32920.
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce, room 2835,
14th & Pennsylvania Ave., NW.,
Washington, DC 20230.
Dated: June 20, 1990.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 90-14815 Filed 6-26-90; 8:45 am]
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