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[Federal Register: April 7, 1994]


Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Order No. 689]

Extension of Subzone Status; FTZ Subzone 2G Equitable Shipyards
Trinity Marine Group, Inc. (Shipbuilding), New Orleans, LA

    Pursuant to its authority under the Foreign-Trade Zones Act of
June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u), the Foreign-Trade
Zones Board (the Board) adopts the following Order.

    Whereas, in 1992, the Board of Harbor Commissioners of the Port of
New Orleans, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 2, was authorized temporary
subzone status by the Foreign-Trade Zones Board for the Equitable
Shipyards facility in New Orleans, Louisiana (Subzone 2G) (for a period
ending April 1, 1994) (Board Order 573, 57 FR 13695, 4-17-92; Board
Order 635, 58 FR 25606, 4-27-93);
    Whereas, in 1993, further application was made by the Board of
Commissioners for an indefinite extension of said subzone status (FTZ
Docket 2-93, 1-21-93; Federal Register notice invited public comment,
58 FR 7528, 2-8-93); and,
    Whereas, upon review, the Board has found that the requirements of
the FTZ Act and Board's regulations would be satisfied, and that
approval of the application for the indefinite extension of subzone
status would be in the public interest if approval were given subject
to the standard shipyard restriction on foreign steel mill products now
in effect for the facility;
    Now, therefore, the Board hereby approves the application for
extension of subzone status, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board's
regulations, including Sec. 400.28, and subject to the following
special conditions:

    1. Any foreign steel mill products admitted to the subzone,
including plate, angles, shapes, channels, rolled steel stock, bars,
pipes and tubes, not incorporated into merchandise otherwise
classified, and which is used in manufacturing, shall be subject to
Customs duties in accordance with applicable law, if the same item
is then being produced by a domestic steel mill; and,
    2. In addition to the annual report, Trinity Marine Group shall
advise the Board's Executive Secretary (Sec. 400.28(a)(3)) as to
significant new contracts with appropriate information concerning
foreign purchases otherwise dutiable, so that the Board may consider
whether any foreign dutiable items are being imported for
manufacturing in the subzone primarily because of subzone status and
whether the Board should consider requiring Customs duties to be
paid on such items.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 29th day of March 1994.
Susan G. Esserman,
Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, Chairman,
Committee of Alternates, Foreign-Trade Zones Board.
[FR Doc. 94-8379 Filed 4-6-94; 8:45 am]