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                           DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

    			Foreign-Trade Zones Board

                             [Docket No. 75-91]

 			Foreign-Trade Zone 54--Portland,
               Oregon Application for Subzone Tofle Stainless
          Steel Tubing Plant Tualatin, OR (Portland Port of Entry)

                        Wednesday, November 27, 1991

An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the 
Board) by the Port of Portland, grantee of FTZ 45, Portland, Oregon, 
requesting special-purpose subzone status for export manufacturing at the 
stainless steel tubing plant of Tofle U.S.A., Inc. (subsidiary of Tofle
Co., Japan), located in Tualatin, Oregon. 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 November 6, 1991.

The plant (3.2 acres, 10,000 sq. ft.) is located at 10850 S.W. Leveton Dr.,
Tualatin, Oregon, some 4 miles southwest of Portland. The facility is used
to manufacture flexible, stainless steel tubing ( 3/8 -inch to 12 inches in
diameter). The majority of the materials and components are purchased from
abroad, including stainless steel sheet, stainless steel wire and cast iron
fittings. All of the products manufactured under zone procedures would be

Zone procedures would exempt Tofle from Customs duty payments on the
foreign materials and components used in its export production. The
applicant indicates that zone savings will improve the plant's
competitiveness in international markets.

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; Thomas W. Hardy, 
District Director, U.S. Customs Service, Pacific Region, 511 N.W. Broadway 
Federal Bldg., Portland, Oregon 97209; and, Major General Ernest J. Harrell,
District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Portland, P.O. Box 2870, 
Portland, Oregon 97208-2870.

Comments concerning the proposed foreign-trade subzone are invited from
interested parties. They should be addressed to the Board's Executive
Secretary at the address below and postmarked on or before January 10, 1992.

A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available for
public inspection at each of the following locations:
U.S. Department of Commerce District Office, 
Suite 242, One World Trade Center, 
121 SW Salmon Street, 
Portland, Oregon 97204

Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 3716,
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20230

Dated: November 19, 1991.

Dennis Puccinelli,

Acting Executive Secretary.

[FR Doc. 91-28524 Filed 11-26-91; 8:45 am]