DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket No. 40-90]
55 FR 43152
October 26, 1990
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone -- Miami, FL
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the Wynwood Community Economic Development Corporation
(WCEDC), a Florida non-profit corporation, requesting authority to establish
a general-purpose foreign-trade zone in the City of Miami, Florida, within
the Miami Customs port of entry. The application was submitted pursuant to
the provisions of the Foreign-Trade Zone Act, as amended (19 U.S.C.
81a-81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR part 400). It was
formally filed on October 17, 1990. The applicant is authorized to make
the proposal under @ 288.36 of the 1989 Florida Statutes.
The proposed WCEDC project would be the third general-purpose zone
project in the Miami Customs port of entry area. FTZ 32, located in Dade
County four miles west of the Miami International Airport, was approved in
1977 (FTZ Board Order 123, 42 FR 46568, 9/16/77); and, FTZ 166 in
Homestead, Florida, was approved in August 1990 (FTZ Board Order 482, 55
FR 34584, 8/23/90).
The WCEDC foreign-trade zone project involves a proposed site (13 acres)
on Northwest Second Avenue at 22nd Street in the Wynwood Community of Miami,
within a mile of the Port of Miami. The City of Miami recently agreed to
donate the site to WCEDC for development as a foreign-trade zone. The site
is also within a state-designated enterprise zone area.
The applicant contends that the additional zone is needed to provide zone
services to the Wynwood area of the Miami port of entry as part of the
economic development efforts underway in that community. Several firms have
expressed an interest in using zone procedures for warehouse/distribution
of products including apparel, rubber and plastics, electrical instruments
and machinery. Specific manufacturing approvals are not being sought at
this time. Such requests would be made to the Board on a case-by-case basis.
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,
Deputy Assistant Regional Commissioner, U.S. Customs Service, Southeast
Region, 909 SE First Avenue, Miami, Florida 33131-2595; and, Colonel Bruce
A. Malson, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Jacksonville,
P.O. Box 4970, Jacksonville, Florida 32232-0019.
Comments concerning the proposed zone are invited in writing from
interested parties. They shall be addressed to the Board's Executive
Secretary at the address below and postmarked on or before December 14,
As copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available
during this time for public inspection at each of the following locations:
U.S. Department of Commerce District Office,
Federal Building, Suite 224,
51 SW., First Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33130
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce,
14th and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., room 4213,
Washington, DC 20230.
Dated: October 22, 1990.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 90-25408 Filed 10-25-90; 8:45 am]
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