Foreign-Trade Zone 7 Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, Application for Subzone, Abbott Laboratories (Pharmaceutical Products), Barceloneta, Puerto Rico, 30080-30081 [05-10462]

Download as PDF 30080 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 100 / Wednesday, May 25, 2005 / Notices payments on foreign materials used in production for export. On domestic shipments, the company would be able to defer Customs duty payments on foreign materials, and to choose the duty rate that applies to finished products (duty–free) instead of the rates otherwise applicable to the foreign input materials (6.5%). The application indicates that the savings from zone procedures would help improve AstraZeneca’s 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 one of the following addresses: 1. Submissions Via Express/Package Delivery Services: Foreign–TradeZones Board, U.S. Department of Commerce, Franklin Court Building - Suite 4100W, 1099 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20005; or 2. Submissions Via the U.S. Postal Service: Foreign–Trade-Zones Board, U.S. Department of Commerce, FCB - Suite 4100W, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20230. The closing period for their receipt is July 25, 2005. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period (to August 8, 2005). A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Foreign–Trade Zones Board’s Executive Secretary at address Number 1 listed above, and at the U.S. Department of Commerce Export Assistance Center, The Curtis Center - Suite 580, West 601 Walnut Street - Independence Square West, Philadelphia, PA 19106–3304. Dated: May 19, 2005. Dennis Puccinelli, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–10461 Filed 5–24–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S VerDate jul<14>2003 17:52 May 24, 2005 Jkt 205001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign–Trade Zones Board [Docket 23–2005] Foreign–Trade Zone 7 Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, Application for Subzone, Abbott Laboratories (Pharmaceutical Products), Barceloneta, Puerto Rico An application has been submitted to the Foreign–Trade Zones (FTZ) Board (the Board) by the Puerto Rico Industrial Development Corporation, grantee of FTZ 7, requesting special–purpose subzone status for the pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities of Abbott Pharmaceuticals PR LTD. (APPR), Abbott Health Products, Inc. (AHP), and Abbott Biotechnology LTD (ABL), subsidiaries of Abbott Laboratories (Abbott), located in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico. The application was submitted pursuant to 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 May 17, 2005. The proposed subzone (123 buildings of 2,151,957 square feet (approx. 90% mfg. sq. ft.) on 276 acres, with a possible expansion of 34 buildings of 2,330,579 sq. ft.) is comprised of one site located at Road No. 2, Km 58.0, Barceloneta, Puerto Rico. The Abbott facility (2,200 employees) manufactures, tests, packages, and warehouses pharmaceutical and diagnostic products, activities which it is proposing to perform under zone procedures. It will be used to produce finished dose pharmaceutical formulations and diagnostic products. Initially, the company is proposing to produce the antibiotics, clarythromycin and erythromycin; and Depakote/ a treatment for epilepsy, migraine and bipolar disorder, under zone procedures. Materials sourced from abroad represent 5–10 percent of the value of the finished products manufactured under the proposed primary scope. Inverted tariff savings will initially result from the following ingredients: Beta Carb (HTSUS 2917.19.7050), hexamethyldisilozane (HTSUS 2931.00.9010), and hypromellose phtalate (HTSUS 3912.90.0090). Some 60 to 80 percent of the proposed production under zone procedures will be exported. The application also requests authority to include a broad range of inputs and pharmaceutical final products that it may produce under FTZ procedures in the future. (New major activity in these inputs/products could require review by the FTZ Board.) PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 General HTSUS categories of inputs include: 1108, 1212, 1301, 1302, 1515, 1516, 1520, 1521, 1702, 1905, 2106, 2207, 2302, 2309, 2501, 2508, 2510, 2519, 2520, 2526, 2710, 2712, 2807, 2809, 2811, 2814, 2815, 2816, 2817, 2821, 2823, 2825, 2826, 2827, 2829, 2831, 2832, 2833, 2835, 2836, 2837, 2839, 2840, 2841, 2842, 2844, 2846, 2851, 2901, 2902, 2903, 2904 (except for 2904.20.5000), 2905, 2906, 2907, 2908, 2909, 2910, 2911, 2912, 2913, 2914, 2915, 2916, 2917, 2918, 2919, 2920, 2921, 2922, 2923, 2924, 2925, 2926, 2927, 2928, 2929, 2930, 2931, 2932, 2933, 2934, 2935, 2936, 2937, 2938, 2939, 2940, 2941, 2942, 3001, 3002, 3003, 3004, 3005, 3006, 3102, 3104, 3301, 3302, 3305, 3401, 3402, 3403, 3404, 3502, 3503, 3505, 3506, 3507, 3802, 3804, 3808, 3809, 3815, 3822, 3823, 3824, 3906, 3910, 3911, 3912, 3913, 3914, 3915, 3919, 3920, 3921, 3923, 4016, (4202.92.1000, 4202.92.9060, 4202.99.1000, 4202.99.5000 (plastic only)), 4817, 4819, 4901, 4902, 7010, 7607, 8004, 8104, 8309, 8481, 9018, 9602. Duty rates for these materials range from duty–free to 17%. Final products that may be produced from the inputs listed above include these general HTSUS categories: 2302, 2309, 2825, 2902, 2903, 2904, 2905, 2906, 2907, 2909, 2910, 2912, 2913, 2914, 2915, 2916, 2917, 2918, 2920, 2921, 2922, 2924, 2925, 2926, 2928, 2930, 2931, 2932, 2933, 2934, 2935, 2936, 2937, 2938, 2939, 2940, 2941, 2942, 3001, 3002, 3003, 3004, 3006, 3503, 3507, 3802, 3804, 3808, 3809, 3824, 3910, 3911, 3912, 3913, 3914 and 9018. Duty rates for these products range from duty–free to 7.5%. Zone procedures would exempt Abbott from Customs duty payments on foreign materials used in production for export (some 60–80% of shipments). On domestic shipments, the company would be able to defer Customs duty payments on foreign materials, and to choose the duty rate that applies to finished products (duty–free) instead of the rates otherwise applicable to the foreign input materials (3.7% - 5.2%). The application indicates that the savings from zone procedures would help improve Abbott’s 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 one of the following addresses: E:\FR\FM\25MYN1.SGM 25MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 100 / Wednesday, May 25, 2005 / Notices 1. Submissions Via Express/Package Delivery Services: Foreign–TradeZones Board, U.S. Department of Commerce, Franklin Court Building - Suite 4100W, 1099 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20005; or 2. Submissions Via the U.S. Postal Service: Foreign–Trade-Zones Board, U.S. Department of Commerce, FCB - Suite 4100W, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20230. The closing period for their receipt is July 25, 2005. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period (to August 8, 2005). A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Foreign–Trade Zones Board’s Executive Secretary at address Number 1 listed above, and at the U.S. Department of Commerce Export Assistance Center, Centro Internacional de Mercadeo Torre II, Suite 702, Carr. 165 Guaynabo, Puerto Rico 00968–8058. Dated: May 19, 2005. Dennis Puccinelli, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–10462 Filed 5–24–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–802] Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Amended Advance Notification of Sunset Reviews Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: This is an amendment to the notice of Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Advance Notification of Sunset Reviews, 70 FR 25537 (May 13, 2005) (Advance Notification). AGENCY: EFFECTIVE DATE: May 25, 2005. Zev Primor, Office 4, AD/CVD Operations, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–4114. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Background On May 13, 2005, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published in the Federal Register a list of sunset VerDate jul<14>2003 17:52 May 24, 2005 Jkt 205001 reviews scheduled for initiation in June 2005. See Advanced Notification. In the above–referenced notice, the antidumping order on Sparklers from the People’s Republic of China (A–570– 804) was inadvertently omitted. We are amending the above–referenced notice by including the antidumping order on Sparklers from the People’s Republic of China. This notice is not required by statute but is published as a service to the international trading community. Dated: May 20, 2005. Holly A. Kuga, Senior Office Director AD/CVD Operations, Office 4 for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E5–2652 Filed 5–24–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–831] Fresh Garlic From the People’s Republic of China; Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: May 25, 2005. SUMMARY: In response to a request from an interested party, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on fresh garlic from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) with respect to Huaiyang Huamei Foodstuff Co., Ltd. (Huamei). However, Huamei has failed to respond to our new shipper questionnaire; consequently, we are rescinding the review of this company. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Coleen Schoch or Brian Ledgerwood at (202) 482–4551 and (202) 482–3836, respectively, AD/CVD Operations, Office 8, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Scope of the Order The products covered by this antidumping duty order are all grades of garlic, whole or separated into constituent cloves, whether or not peeled, fresh, chilled, frozen, provisionally preserved, or packed in water or other neutral substance, but not prepared or preserved by the addition of other ingredients or heat processing. The differences between grades are PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30081 based on color, size, sheathing, and level of decay. The scope of this order does not include the following: (a) garlic that has been mechanically harvested and that is primarily, but not exclusively, destined for non–fresh use; or (b) garlic that has been specially prepared and cultivated prior to planting and then harvested and otherwise prepared for use as seed. The subject merchandise is used principally as a food product and for seasoning. The subject garlic is currently classifiable under subheadings 0703.20.0010, 0703.20.0020, 0703.20.0090, 0710.80.7060, 0710.80.9750, 0711.90.6000, and 2005.90.9700 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this order is dispositive. In order to be excluded from the antidumping duty order, garlic entered under the HTSUS subheadings listed above that is (1) mechanically harvested and primarily, but not exclusively, destined for non–fresh use or (2) specially prepared and cultivated prior to planting and then harvested and otherwise prepared for use as seed must be accompanied by declarations to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to that effect. Background The antidumping duty order on fresh garlic from the PRC was published on November 16, 1994. See Antidumping Duty Order: Fresh Garlic From the People’s Republic of China, 59 FR 59209. On November 30, 2004, the Department received a request for a new shipper review from Huamei. We conducted an initial examination of its new shipper review request and initiated a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on fresh garlic from the PRC for Huamei. See Notice of Initiation of New Shipper Reviews, 70 FR 779 (January 5, 2005). The period of review (POR) for the new shipper review is November 1, 2003, through October 31, 2004. As part of this new shipper review, the Department sent an antidumping duty questionnaire to Huamei on January 4, 2005. Pursuant to section 351.301(c)(2)(ii) of the Department’s regulations, the questionnaire included (a) a deadline for the response; (b) a description of the form and manner in which Huamei must submit the information; and (c) a statement that failure to submit the requested information in the requested form and manner by the date specified could result in the application of facts available. E:\FR\FM\25MYN1.SGM 25MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 100 (Wednesday, May 25, 2005)]
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 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[Docket 23-2005]


Foreign-Trade Zone 7 Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, Application for 
Subzone, Abbott Laboratories (Pharmaceutical Products), Barceloneta, 
Puerto Rico

    An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) 
Board (the Board) by the Puerto Rico Industrial Development 
Corporation, grantee of FTZ 7, requesting special-purpose subzone 
status for the pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities of Abbott 
Pharmaceuticals PR LTD. (APPR), Abbott Health Products, Inc. (AHP), and 
Abbott Biotechnology LTD (ABL), subsidiaries of Abbott Laboratories 
(Abbott), located in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico. The application was 
submitted pursuant to 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 May 17, 2005.
    The proposed subzone (123 buildings of 2,151,957 square feet 
(approx. 90% mfg. sq. ft.) on 276 acres, with a possible expansion of 
34 buildings of 2,330,579 sq. ft.) is comprised of one site located at 
Road No. 2, Km 58.0, Barceloneta, Puerto Rico. The Abbott facility 
(2,200 employees) manufactures, tests, packages, and warehouses 
pharmaceutical and diagnostic products, activities which it is 
proposing to perform under zone procedures.
    It will be used to produce finished dose pharmaceutical 
formulations and diagnostic products. Initially, the company is 
proposing to produce the antibiotics, clarythromycin and erythromycin; 
and Depakote[supreg][subcom] a treatment for epilepsy, migraine and 
bipolar disorder, under zone procedures. Materials sourced from abroad 
represent 5-10 percent of the value of the finished products 
manufactured under the proposed primary scope. Inverted tariff savings 
will initially result from the following ingredients: Beta Carb (HTSUS 
2917.19.7050), hexamethyldisilozane (HTSUS 2931.00.9010), and 
hypromellose phtalate (HTSUS 3912.90.0090). Some 60 to 80 percent of 
the proposed production under zone procedures will be exported.
    The application also requests authority to include a broad range of 
inputs and pharmaceutical final products that it may produce under FTZ 
procedures in the future. (New major activity in these inputs/products 
could require review by the FTZ Board.) General HTSUS categories of 
inputs include: 1108, 1212, 1301, 1302, 1515, 1516, 1520, 1521, 1702, 
1905, 2106, 2207, 2302, 2309, 2501, 2508, 2510, 2519, 2520, 2526, 2710, 
2712, 2807, 2809, 2811, 2814, 2815, 2816, 2817, 2821, 2823, 2825, 2826, 
2827, 2829, 2831, 2832, 2833, 2835, 2836, 2837, 2839, 2840, 2841, 2842, 
2844, 2846, 2851, 2901, 2902, 2903, 2904 (except for 2904.20.5000), 
2905, 2906, 2907, 2908, 2909, 2910, 2911, 2912, 2913, 2914, 2915, 2916, 
2917, 2918, 2919, 2920, 2921, 2922, 2923, 2924, 2925, 2926, 2927, 2928, 
2929, 2930, 2931, 2932, 2933, 2934, 2935, 2936, 2937, 2938, 2939, 2940, 
2941, 2942, 3001, 3002, 3003, 3004, 3005, 3006, 3102, 3104, 3301, 3302, 
3305, 3401, 3402, 3403, 3404, 3502, 3503, 3505, 3506, 3507, 3802, 3804, 
3808, 3809, 3815, 3822, 3823, 3824, 3906, 3910, 3911, 3912, 3913, 3914, 
3915, 3919, 3920, 3921, 3923, 4016, (4202.92.1000, 4202.92.9060, 
4202.99.1000, 4202.99.5000 (plastic only)), 4817, 4819, 4901, 4902, 
7010, 7607, 8004, 8104, 8309, 8481, 9018, 9602. Duty rates for these 
materials range from duty-free to 17%.
    Final products that may be produced from the inputs listed above 
include these general HTSUS categories: 2302, 2309, 2825, 2902, 2903, 
2904, 2905, 2906, 2907, 2909, 2910, 2912, 2913, 2914, 2915, 2916, 2917, 
2918, 2920, 2921, 2922, 2924, 2925, 2926, 2928, 2930, 2931, 2932, 2933, 
2934, 2935, 2936, 2937, 2938, 2939, 2940, 2941, 2942, 3001, 3002, 3003, 
3004, 3006, 3503, 3507, 3802, 3804, 3808, 3809, 3824, 3910, 3911, 3912, 
3913, 3914 and 9018. Duty rates for these products range from duty-free 
to 7.5%.
    Zone procedures would exempt Abbott from Customs duty payments on 
foreign materials used in production for export (some 60-80% of 
shipments). On domestic shipments, the company would be able to defer 
Customs duty payments on foreign materials, and to choose the duty rate 
that applies to finished products (duty-free) instead of the rates 
otherwise applicable to the foreign input materials (3.7% - 5.2%). The 
application indicates that the savings from zone procedures would help 
improve Abbott's 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 one of the following addresses:

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    1. Submissions Via Express/Package Delivery Services: Foreign-
Trade-Zones Board, U.S. Department of Commerce, Franklin Court Building 
- Suite 4100W, 1099 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20005; or
    2. Submissions Via the U.S. Postal Service: Foreign-Trade-Zones 
Board, U.S. Department of Commerce, FCB - Suite 4100W, 1401 
Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20230.
    The closing period for their receipt is July 25, 2005. Rebuttal 
comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period 
may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period (to August 8, 
2005).
    A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be 
available for public inspection at the Office of the Foreign-Trade 
Zones Board's Executive Secretary at address Number 1 listed above, and 
at the U.S. Department of Commerce Export Assistance Center, Centro 
Internacional de Mercadeo Torre II, Suite 702, Carr. 165
    Guaynabo, Puerto Rico 00968-8058.

    Dated: May 19, 2005.
Dennis Puccinelli,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 05-10462 Filed 5-24-05; 8:45 am]
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