Foreign-Trade Zone 38 - Spartanburg, South Carolina, 64600 [E8-25950]

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E8–25848 Filed 10–29–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign–Trade Zones Board [Docket 54–2008] Foreign–Trade Zone 38 – Spartanburg, South Carolina Application for Subzone Status adidas Sales, Inc. (Athletic Footwear and Apparel Distribution) An application has been submitted to the Foreign–Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the South Carolina State Ports Authority, grantee of FTZ 38, requesting special–purpose subzone status for the footwear and apparel warehousing and distribution facility of adidas Sales, Inc. (adidas), located in Spartanburg, South Carolina. 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 20, 2008. The adidas facility (1,959,293 sq. ft. /251 acres, 1,300 employees) is located at 685 Cedar Crest Road, Spartanburg, South Carolina. The facility is used for warehousing and distribution of foreign– origin apparel for the U.S. market and export. FTZ procedures would be utilized to support adidas’ U.S.–based distribution activity. Finished apparel products to be admitted to the proposed subzone for distribution would include men’s, boys’, women’s and girls’ shoes, coats, suits, blouses, shirts, tops, jumpers, underwear, hosiery, pajamas, athletic wear, scarves, shawls, mufflers, gloves/ mittens, and infants’ apparel. Certain textile fabrics (wool, cotton, man–made fiber) would also be distributed from the proposed subzone. Additional products that would be admitted to the proposed subzone for distribution are umbrellas, various instruments, sporting goods, sunglasses, cameras, jewelry, plates, leather goods, boxes, cases and paints. All foreign–origin apparel and textile products that are subject to quotas will be admitted to the proposed subzone under privileged foreign status (19 CFR PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 § 146.41) or domestic (duty paid) status (19 CFR § 146.43). The applicant is not seeking manufacturing or processing authority with this request. FTZ procedures would exempt adidas from customs duty payments on foreign products that are re–exported (about 2% of shipments). On domestic sales, duty payments would be deferred until the foreign merchandise is shipped from the facility and entered for U.S. consumption. Certain logistical/supply chain management savings would also be realized through subzone status. The application indicates that the savings from FTZ procedures would help improve the facility’s international competitiveness. In accordance with the Board’s regulations, Claudia Hausler of the FTZ Staff is 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 December 29, 2008. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15–day period to January 13, 2009. A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available for public inspection at each of the following locations: Greenville U.S. Department of Commerce Export Assistance Center, Buck Mickel Center at Greenville Technical College, 216 S. Pleasantburg Drive, Suite 243, Greenville, South Carolina; and, Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign– Trade Zones Board, Room 2111, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230–0002. For further information, contact Claudia Hausler at ClaudialHausler@ita.doc.gov, or (202) 482–1379. Dated: October 22, 2008. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–25950 Filed 10–29–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[Docket 54-2008]


Foreign-Trade Zone 38 - Spartanburg, South Carolina

Application for Subzone Status adidas Sales, Inc.

(Athletic Footwear and Apparel Distribution)

    An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the South Carolina State Ports Authority, grantee of FTZ 
38, requesting special-purpose subzone status for the footwear and 
apparel warehousing and distribution facility of adidas Sales, Inc. 
(adidas), located in Spartanburg, South Carolina. 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 20, 2008.
    The adidas facility (1,959,293 sq. ft. /251 acres, 1,300 employees) 
is located at 685 Cedar Crest Road, Spartanburg, South Carolina. The 
facility is used for warehousing and distribution of foreign- origin 
apparel for the U.S. market and export. FTZ procedures would be 
utilized to support adidas' U.S.-based distribution activity. Finished 
apparel products to be admitted to the proposed subzone for 
distribution would include men's, boys', women's and girls' shoes, 
coats, suits, blouses, shirts, tops, jumpers, underwear, hosiery, 
pajamas, athletic wear, scarves, shawls, mufflers, gloves/mittens, and 
infants' apparel. Certain textile fabrics (wool, cotton, man-made 
fiber) would also be distributed from the proposed subzone. Additional 
products that would be admitted to the proposed subzone for 
distribution are umbrellas, various instruments, sporting goods, 
sunglasses, cameras, jewelry, plates, leather goods, boxes, cases and 
paints. All foreign-origin apparel and textile products that are 
subject to quotas will be admitted to the proposed subzone under 
privileged foreign status (19 CFR Sec.  146.41) or domestic (duty paid) 
status (19 CFR Sec.  146.43). The applicant is not seeking 
manufacturing or processing authority with this request.
    FTZ procedures would exempt adidas from customs duty payments on 
foreign products that are re-exported (about 2% of shipments). On 
domestic sales, duty payments would be deferred until the foreign 
merchandise is shipped from the facility and entered for U.S. 
consumption. Certain logistical/supply chain management savings would 
also be realized through subzone status. The application indicates that 
the savings from FTZ procedures would help improve the facility's 
international competitiveness.
    In accordance with the Board's regulations, Claudia Hausler of the 
FTZ Staff is 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 
December 29, 2008. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted 
during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-
day period to January 13, 2009.
    A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be 
available for public inspection at each of the following locations: 
Greenville U.S. Department of Commerce Export Assistance Center, Buck 
Mickel Center at Greenville Technical College, 216 S. Pleasantburg 
Drive, Suite 243, Greenville, South Carolina; and, Office of the 
Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 2111, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 
20230-0002. For further information, contact Claudia Hausler at 
Claudia_Hausler@ita.doc.gov, or (202) 482-1379.

    Dated: October 22, 2008.
Andrew McGilvray,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. E8-25950 Filed 10-29-08; 8:45 am]
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