DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket No. 19-86]
51 FR 21946
June 17, 1986
Foreign-Trade Zone 29; Louisville, KY;. Application for Subzone at Toyota
Auto Plant in Scott County, KY
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the Louisville and Jefferson County Riverport Authority,
grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 29, requesting special-purpose subzone status
for the automobile manufacturing plant of Toyota Motor Manufacturing,
U.S.A., Inc., Scott County, Kentucky, some 45 miles from the Louisville
Customs port of entry. The application was submitted pursuant to the
provisions of the Foreign-Trade Zone Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u),
and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR Part 400). It was formally filed
on June 4, 1986.
The proposed subzone would be located at the new Toyota plant at
Delaplain Rd. and Interstate 75 near Georgetown, Kentucky. The 400-acre
facility, which is under construction, will employ 3,000 persons to produce
compact automobiles. At the outset, about half the value of the autos will
involve foreign parts and material such as engines, transmissions, sterring
systems, brake assemblies and steel. Some exports are expected.
Zone procedures will alow Toyota to avoid duty payments on the foreign
parts used in its exports. On its domestic sales the company will be able
to take advantage of the same duty rate available to importers of finished
autos. The duty rates on the prospective imported components range from
3.2 to 5.6 percent, whereas the duty rate on finished autos is 2.6 percent.
Subzone status will be an important factor in full utilization of this
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 Zone
Staff, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230; John F. Nelson,
District Director, U.S. Customs Service, North Central Region, 6th Floor,
Plaza Nine Bldg., 55 Erieview Plaza, Cleveland, OH 44114; and Colonel
Dwayne G. Lee, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Louisville,
P.O. Box 59, Louisville, KY 40201.
Comments concerning the proposed subzone are invited in writing from
interested parties. They should be addressed to the Board's Executive
Secretary at the address below and postmarked on or before July 25, 1986.
A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of
the following locations:
U.S. Department of Commerce,
U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Building,
Room 636 B,
Louisville, KY 40202,
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce, Rm 1529,
14th and Pennsylvania Ave., NW.,
Washington, DC 20230.
Dated: June 11, 1986.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 86-13832 Filed 6-16-86; 8:45 am]
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