[Federal Register: April 8, 1994]
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Foreign-Trade Zone 9--Honolulu, HI; Request for Manufacturing
Authority, Pacific Allied Products (Plastic Containers)
An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ)
Board (the Board) by the Department of Business, Economic Development &
Tourism of the State of Hawaii, grantee of FTZ 9, requesting authority
on behalf of Pacific Allied Products, Ltd., to manufacture plastic
food/beverage containers under zone procedures within FTZ 9, which
includes a general-purpose site at the Campbell Industrial Park. 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 March 25, 1994.
Pacific Allied operates a manufacturing facility at the Campbell
Industrial Park site. The facility (10 employees) is used to produce
recyclable plastic containers for food and beverage products. The
primary inputs are generally sourced abroad, including polyethylene
terythalate (HTS 3907.60.0010, duty rate 9%+3.1/kilo) and high density
polyethylene (HTS 3901.20.0000, duty rate 12.5%). The finished
containers produced under zone procedures would be sold to Hawaiian
food and beverage processors, whose products are targeted for Hawaiian
and foreign markets.
The application requests authority to allow Pacific Allied to
conduct certain manufacturing under zone procedures. This would allow
Pacific Allied to choose the duty rate that applies to the plastic
containers (3%) for the foreign components noted above (duty rates 9.0-
12.5%). The application indicates that the savings from zone procedures
would help improve the international competitiveness of the Pacific
Allied facility, and because this would reduce costs for food
processors located in Hawaii it would also help them compete with
In accordance with the Board's regulations, a member of the FTZ
Staff has been appointed examiner to investigate the application and
report to the Board.
Public comment on the application is invited from interested
parties. Submissions (original and three copies) shall be addressed to
the Board's Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing
period for their receipt is June 7, 1994. Rebuttal comments in response
to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted
during the subsequent 15-day period (to June 22, 1994).
A copy of the application and the accompanying exhibits will be
available for public inspection at each of the following locations:
U.S. Department of Commerce District Office, 4106 Federal Building, 300
Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, U.S.
Department of Commerce, Room 3716, 14th Street & Constitution Avenue
NW., Washington, DC 20230.
Dated: April 1, 1994.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 94-8490 Filed 4-7-94; 8:45 am]
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