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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                                 [Docket 27-88] 
 
                                  53 FR 34800 
 
                               September 8, 1988 
 
 
Foreign-Trade Zone 8 -- Toledo, Ohio; Application of Subzone Giant Products 
Company/High-Pressure Pumps 
 
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the
Board) by the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, grantee of FTZ 8, 
requesting special-purpose subzone status for the high-pressure pump 
manufacturing plant of Giant Products Company (GPC), located In Toledo, 
Ohio, within the Toledo 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 August 29, 1988.  
 
   The GPC plant (10 acres) is located at 900 N. Westwood Avenue in Toledo.
The facility employs 40 persons and is used to produce high-pressure pumps 
which have industrial and commercial applications. The percentage of foreign
components used in the assembly process varies from 10 to 90 percent, 
averaging about 65 percent. Components sourced abroad include seals, values,
gaskets, bearings, springs, cap screens, switches, casings, pistons, rings 
and other pump parts. The company also currently imports finished pumps for
storage and distribution.  

   Zone procedures would exempt GPC from duty payments on the foreign 
components used in its exports. On its domestic sales, the company will be 
able to elect the duty rate that applies to finished pumps. The duty rate 
on the major components ranges from 0.2 to 11 percent, whereas the rate for
the finished pumps and parts is is 3.3 percent. The application indicates 
that zone procedures will help improve the plant's international 
competitiveness.   

   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; John F. Nelson, 
District Director, U.S. Customs Service, North Central Region, Plaza Nine 
Building, 55 Erieview Plaza, Cleveland, Ohio 44114; and Colonel Daniel R. 
Clark, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Buffalo, 1776 Niagara
Street, Buffalo, New York 14207-3199. 
 
   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 October 17, 1988.
 
   A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of
the following locations: 
 
 
Port Director's Office, 
U.S. Customs Service, 
234 North Summit Street, 
Toledo,  Ohio 43604. 
 
 
Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 1529, 
14th & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. 
Washington, DC 20230.  
 
   Dated: August 31, 1988 
 
 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
 
   Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc. 88-20404 Filed 9-7-88; 8:45 am] 
 
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