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                           DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

    			Foreign-Trade Zones Board

                               [Docket 27-91]

 			Foreign-Trade Zone 56--Oakland,
                  CA; Amendment of Application To Include
Request for Manufacturing Authority, Advanced Blending Corp., Food Products

                          Monday, August 12, 1991

The application submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by 
the City of Oakland, California, grantee of FTZ 56, for expansion of FTZ 56 
(Docket 27-91, 56 FR 22842, 05-17-91) has been amended to include a request 
for authority on behalf of Advanced Blending Corporation (ABC), to 
manufacture milk-based infant formula for export under zone procedures 
within FTZ 56. The request was amended on July 8, 1991.

ABC plans to lease some 15,000 square feet of space within the Oakland
Commerce Center complex, located at 9401 San Leandro Street in Oakland. The
complex is within the proposed new site for FTZ 56. ABC will produce infant
formula at the site by the cold-process blending of ex-quota foreign sugar
and ex-quota foreign non-fat dry milk with domestic protein and whey
powder. The finished product would be exported to Asian markets. ABC
produces infant formula for the domestic market at other sites (Modesto,

Zone procedures would allow ABC to purchase world-price sugar and milk for
use in products that are exported. They would also exempt the company from
Customs duty payments on the foreign materials used in export production.
The applicant indicates that zone procedures are important in its efforts
to compete in foreign markets.

Comments concerning the manufacturing proposal are invited from interested
parties. They should be addressed to the Board's Executive Secretary at the
address below and postmarked on or before September 9, 1991.

A copy of the application is available for public inspection at the
following locations:
U.S. Department of Commerce, 
District Office, Box 6013, 
Federal Building, room 15205, 
450 Golden Gate Avenue, 
San Francisco, California 94102.

Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, room 3716,
14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20230.

Dated: August 5, 1991.

John J. Da Ponte, Jr.

Executive Secretary.

[FR Doc. 91-19110 Filed 8-9-91; 8:45 am]