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                           DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

    			Foreign-Trade Zones Board

                           (Docket A(32b1)-6-92)

 Foreign-Trade Zone 64, Jacksonville, FL; Request for Processing Authority
                                   (Auto Audio Systems)

                          Friday, November 6, 1992

A request has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board pursuant 
to  400.32(b)(1) of the Board's regulations for approval of zone processing 
authority within FTZ 64 in Jacksonville, FL, by Trade Zone Operations, Inc., 
zone operator. It was formally filed on October 29, 1992.

The proposed activity involves the installation of foreign-sources auto
audio components and systems (mainly Delco products from Mexico) into
General Motors automobiles assembled abroad. The duty rates for the audio
components range from 3.7 to 8.0 percent. Zone procedures would allow the
company to pay duties on the installed items when formal Customs entry is
made on the finished auto (duty rate 2.5%). The request indicates that zone
procedures would encourage installation activity in the U.S. rather than

Public comment on the proposal is invited from interested parties.
Submissions (original and three copies) shall be addressed to the Board's
Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their
receipt is November 23, 1992.

A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available for
public inspection at the following location: 
Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, room 3716, 
14th and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20230.

Dated: November 2, 1992.

John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,

Executive Secretary.

(FR Doc. 92-27027 Filed 11-5-92; 8:45 am)