DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zone 151--Findlay,
OH; Application for Subzone Consolidated
Biscuit Company Food Products Plant, McComb, OH
Friday, December 13, 1991
An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the
Board) by the Community Development Foundation, grantee of FTZ 151, Findlay,
Ohio, requesting special-purpose subzone status for the food products
manufacturing facilities of Consolidated Baking Company (CBC), McComb
(Hancock County), Ohio. 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 November 6, 1991.
The CBC facility (495,400 sq. ft. on 28 acres; 1,500 employees) is used to
manufacture, warehouse and distribute baked cookies and crackers for both
the domestic market and export. It is located at Rader Road and Township
Road 105 in McComb, Ohio, approximately 10 miles northwest of Findlay and
55 miles southwest of Toledo, Ohio.
The firm purchases most of the ingredients for its products from domestic
sources, including sugar and milk products. The ingredients sourced from
abroad include fig paste, compound chocolate chips, coconut, canola oil and
lactalbumin (duty rate range: free--3.5%, $.44/kg). Chocolate chips are
subject to a USDA Sugar Containing Product quota, and the application
indicates that Customs entry would be made on this product prior to
admission to the subzone.
Zone procedures would exempt CBC from Customs duty payments on the foreign
ingredients used in its export product. On its domestic sales, the company
would be able to choose duty rates that apply to finished baked food
products (HTS Heading 1905; duty rate: free). The applicant indicates that
subzone status would help improve CBC'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,
55 Erieview Plaza, Cleveland, Ohio 44114; and, Colonel John W. Morris,
District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Buffalo, 1776 Niagara Street,
Buffalo, New York 14207- 3199.
Comments concerning the proposed foreign-trade subzone are invited from
interested parties. They should be addressed to the Board's Executive
Secretary at the address below and postmarked on or before January 27, 1992.
A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available for
public inspection at each of the following locations:
Office of the Port Director,
U.S. Customs Service,
234 N. Summit Street, room 704,
Toledo, Ohio 43604.
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: December 6, 1991.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 91-29864 Filed 12-12-91; 8:45 am]