DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket No. 22-87]
52 FR 41314
October 27, 1987
Foreign-Trade Zone 56 -- Oakland, CA; Application for Subzone Mazda Auto
Processing Facility, Benicia, CA
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the
Board) by the City of Oakland, California, grantee of FTZ 56, requesting
special-purpose subzone status for the automobile processing facility of
Mazda Motors of America, Inc., in Benicia, California, adjacent to the San
Francisco/Oakland 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 through 81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR Part 400).
It was formally filed on October 16, 1987.
The Mazda facility is located (on a 45-acre site) at 2850 Harbor Way in
the Benicia Industrial Park, Benicia, California. The facility, which
employs 60 persons, is used to process, modify, and distribute imported
Mazda vehicles. the modifications, performed under contract by Benicia
Industries, Inc., involve installing domestic components such as air
conditioners, bumpers, mirrors bed liners, rear windows, and mats.
Zone procedures will allow Mazda to defer duty payments on the vehilces
while they are being processed. The application indicates that the savings
will help improve the company's international competitiveness and encourage
it to use domestic components.
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, DC 20230; Paul R. Andrews,
District Director, U.S. Customs Service, Pacific Region, P.O. Box 2450, San
Francisco, California 94126; and Colonel Salen H. Yanagihara, District
Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District San Francisco, 211 Main Street, San
Francisco, California 94105.
Comments concerning the proposed subzone are invited in writing from
interested parties. They should be addressed to the Board's Executive
Secetary at the address below and postmarked on or before December 8, 1987.
A copy of the application is available for publc inspection at each of
the following locations:
U.S. Department of Commerce, District Office,
450 Golden Gate Avenue,
San Francisco, California 94102.
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zone Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 1529,
14th and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.,
Washington, DC 20230.
Dated: October 20, 1987.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 87-24820 Filed 10-26-87; 8:45 am]
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