DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
55 FR 27290
July 2, 1990
Foreign-Trade Zone 2 -- New Orleans, LA; Avondale Industries, Inc.
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans,
grantee of FTZ 2, requesting special-purpose subzone status for the
shipbuilding and industrial fabrication facilities of Avondale Industries,
Inc. (Avondale), in Jefferson and Orleans Parishes, Louisiana, within the
New Orleans 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 25, 1990.
The proposed subzone will encompass Avondale's four shipbuilding
facilities: Main Shipyard (250 acres), 5100 River Road on the Mississippi
River, Avondale; Westwego facility (17 acres), River Road, Westwego (5 mi.
downriver from Main Shipyard); Harvey facility (8 acres), 3860 Peters Road,
Harvey; and, Algiers facility (156,411 sq. ft.), 3101 Paterson Road, New
Orleans (16 mi. downriver from Main Shipyard).
The facilities are used in the construction, repair and conversion of
commercial and military vessels for domestic and international customers.
Avondale intends to use zone procedures in conjunction with its
shipbuilding operations at the facilities, which employ some 8,000 persons.
Foreign components used by the company include transformers, compressors,
clutches, switchboards, gate valves, compasses, telescopes, control
consoles, ladders and lifeboats.
Zone procedures will help Avondale reduce production costs on its current
orders and compete internationally for new contracts. Most of the imported
components are subject to duties, which range from 2 percent to 8 percent,
while the finished products, as oceangoing vessels, are duty free.
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: John J. Da Ponte, Jr. (Chairman), Director, Foreign-
Trade Zones Staff, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230; Joel
R. Mish, District Director, U.S. Customs Service, South Central Region,
423 Canal Street, suite 245, New Orleans, LA 70130-2341; and, Colonel
Richard V. Gorski, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District New
Orleans, P.O. Box 60267, New Orleans, LA 70160-0267.
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 20, 1990.
A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of
the following locations:
U.S. Department of Commerce District Office,
432 World Trade Center, 2 Canal Street,
New Orleans, LA 70130.
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 26, 1990.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 90-15281 Filed 6-29-90; 8:45 am]
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