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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                               [Docket No. 46-87] 
                                    53 FR 45 
                                January 4, 1988 
Application for Subzone, Allied Steel Auto Body Parts Plant, South Bend, IN;
Foreign-Trade Zone 125 -- South Bend 
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the St. Joseph County Airport Authority, grantee of FTZ 125,
requesting special-purpose subzone status for the steel automobile body 
parts production facility of Allied Products Corporation, South Bend, 
Indiana. 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 December 18, 1987. 
   The plant (55 acres) is located at 601 W. Broadway Street in South Bend.
The facility employs 600 persons and is used to produce steel body parts for
automobiles. Some 30 percent of the plant's steel requirements are sourced 
abroad, primarily electroplated galvanized steel sheet. Over 30 percent of 
the finished body parts are exported. 
   Zone procedures would exempt Allied from duty payments on steel used in
its exports. On the company's domestic shipments duties would be paid either
at the rate applicable to auto body parts or, in the case of shipments to 
auto subzones, the rate applicable to finished autos. The duty rates on 
steel range from 4.9 to 6.5 percent, whereas the rate for body parts is 3.1
percent, and the rate for autos is 2.5 percent. The applicant indicates 
that zone procedures will help improve the company's international 
   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; Larry Shirk, 
Assistant District Director, U.S. Customs Service, North Central Region, 
610 S. Carol Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607; and Colonel Robert F. Harris,
District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Detroit, P.O. Box 1027, 
Detroit, Michigan 48231.  
   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 February 15, 
   A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of
the following locations: 
St. Joseph County Airport Authority, 
Michiana Regional Airport, 
4535 Terminal Drive, 2nd Floor, 
South Bend, Indiana 46628 
Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 
14th and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Room 1529, 
Washington, DC 20230.  
   Dated: December 23, 1987. 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
   Executive Secretary.  
[FR Doc. 87-30109 Filed 12-31-87; 8:45 am]