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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                               [Docket No. 6-85] 
                                  50 FR 16118 
                                 April 24, 1985 
Foreign-Trade Zone 41, Application for Subzone, Ambrosia Chocolate Company 
Plant, Milwaukee, WI 
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by Foreign Trade Zone of Wisconsin, Ltd., grantee of Foreign-
Trade Zone 41, requesting special-purpose subzone status for the chocolate 
products manufacturing plant of Ambrosia Chocolate Company, a Division of 
W.R. Grace and Company, located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, within the 
Milwaukee Customs port of entry. 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 29, 1985. The applicant is authorized to make this 
proposal under Chapter 110 of the Laws of Wisconsin, 1977, approved 
   The subzone would be located at the Ambrosia plant at 1133 No. Fifth 
Street, Milwaukee. The 2.8-acre facility, which employs 450 persons, is 
used to produce a variety of industrial chocolate products for the bakery, 
confectionary and dairy industries. The significant differential between 
domestic and foreign sugar prices and its impact on the cost of chocolate 
has prompted the company to begin importing some chocolate products. 
Imported materials used in its U.S. chocolate production include cocoa 
beans, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, and sweetened and unsweetened cocoa 
powder. Zone procedures will allow the company to use ex-quota foreign 
sugar in its efforts to maintain domestic production. Foreign dairy 
products would be used in production for export.   

   Zone procedures would exempt Ambrosia from duty payment and quota 
requirements on the foreign material used in its exports. On its domestic 
sales, it would permit the company to take advantage of the same duty rates 
and quota treatment (sugar) applicable to foreign products. The Department 
of Agriculture is being consulted regarding the implications of the proposal 
on the sugar quota program. 
    In accordance with the Board's regulations, an examiners committee has 
been appointed to investigate the application and report to the Board. The 
committee consists of: Dennis Puccinelli (Chairman), Foreign-Trade Zones 
Staff, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C. 20230; Clinton P. 
Littlefield, District Director, U.S. Customs Service, North Central Region, 
628 E. Michigan Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202; and Colonel Raymond T. Beurket,
District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Detroit, P.O. Box 1027, 
Detroit, MI 48231.  
   Comments concerning the proposed subzone are invited in writing from 
interested persons and organizations. They should be addressed to the 
Board's Executive Secretary at the address below and postmarked on or 
before May 23, 1985. 
   A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of 
the following locations: 
U.S. Dept. of Commerce District Office, 
Federal Bldg., 
517 E. Wisconsin Avenue, 
Milwaukee, WI 53202 
Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 1529, 
14th and Pennsylvania, NW., 
Washington, D.C. 20230.  
   Dated: April 18, 1985. 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
   Executive Secretary.  
[FR Doc. 85-9805 Filed 4-23-85; 8:45 am]