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[Federal Register: November 9, 1995 (Volume 60, Number 217)]
[Page 56567]
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[Docket 67-95]

Foreign-Trade Zone 72--Indianapolis, Indiana Application for
Subzone; Thomson Consumer Electronics, Inc.

    An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the Indianapolis Airport Authority, grantee of FTZ 72,
requesting special-purpose subzone status for the warehouse/
distribution facilities of Thomson Consumer Electronics, Inc.
(Thomson), in the Indianapolis, Indiana area. 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 October 31, 1995.
    Thomson is a subsidiary of Thomson, S.A., one of the world's
largest manufacturers and marketers of consumer electronics products.
Its U.S. headquarters is located in Indianapolis. Thomson (U.S.)
employs 6,900 people, and its total sales exceeded $4.5 billion in
    The proposal calls for subzone status at 4 Thomson facilities in
Indiana: Site 1 (52 acres)--export distribution facility, 710 South
Girls School Road, Indianapolis; Site 2 (189 acres)--television
distribution facility, 1300 South Rogers Street, Bloomington; Site 3
(30 acres)--cathode ray tube storage facility for color TV tube
manufacturing plant, 1001 East 38th Street, Marion; and, Site 4 (7
acres)--TV tube warehouse, 1908 Stout Field West Drive, Indianapolis.
The facilities (270 employees) are used to warehouse and distribute a
variety of consumer electronic products including: televisions, VCRs,
picture tubes, audio equipment, and telecommunication products. No
requests for manufacturing authority are being made at this time. Some
6 percent of the products shipped from the plant are exported.
    Zone procedures would exempt Thomson from Customs duty payments on
the foreign items that are reexported. On domestic sales, it would be
able to defer Customs duty payments until the items are shipped from
the facilities. The application indicates that the zone savings would
help improve the facilities' international competitiveness.
    In accordance with the Board's regulations, a member of the FTZ
Staff has been designated examiner to investigate the application and
report to the Board.
    Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions
(original and 3 copies) shall be addressed to the Board's Executive
Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is
January 8, 1996. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted
during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-
day period (to January 23, 1996).
    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, Penwood One, Suite 106,
11405 N. Pennsylvania St., Carmel, Ind. 46032.
Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room
3716, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th & Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.,
Washington, DC 20230.

    Dated: November 2, 1995.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 95-27834 Filed 11-8-95; 8:45 am]