DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
55 FR 19640
May 10, 1990
Foreign-Trade Zone 157 -- Casper, WY; Request for Manufacturing Approval;
Inter-Mountain Pipe Storage/Threading Plant
TEXT: A request has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the
Board) by the Natrona County International Airport Board of Trustees,
grantee of FTZ 157, on behalf of Inter-Mountain Threading, Inc. (IMT),
requesting approval to conduct activity within FTZ 157, Casper, Wyoming,
involving the processing of steel tubular products. It was filed on March
IMT is a contract pipe processor. The company cuts plain end pipe to
length, threads it and pressure tests it. The pipe is used for exploration
and extraction of oil and water, and for mining applications.
Zone procedures would be used to exempt IMT from Customs duty payments on
the foreign pipe that is reexported. On domestic shipments zone benefits
would be limited to Customs duty deferral. IMT would be subject to a
requirement that it elect foreign privileged status prior to processing any
foreign steel (19 CFR 146.41 and .65; duties payable on basis of foreign
product in its original condition). Customs duty rates on steel pipe range
from 0.5 to 8.0 percent (HTS Nos. 7304.10.10-7304.39.00). The applicant has
indicated that zone savings would help IMT further develop pipe processing
activity in competition with foreign processing centers.
Comments on the request are invited in writing from interested parties.
They should be addressed to the FTZ Board's Executive Secretary at the
address below and postmarked on or before June 7, 1990:
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce, room 2835,
14th and Pennsylvania Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20230.
Dated: May 3, 1990.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 90-10880 Filed 5-9-90; 8:45 am]
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