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[Federal Register: January 18, 1994]


Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket No. 4-94]

Foreign-Trade Subzone 59A--Lincoln, NE; Request for Expanded
Manufacturing Authority; Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corporation,
U.S.A., Plant (Utility Work Trucks)

    An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corporation, U.S.A.
(KMM), operator of FTZ Subzone 59A, at the KMM manufacturing
facilities, Lincoln, Nebraska, requesting authority to manufacture
utility work trucks under zone procedures. 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 January 10, 1994.
    Subzone 59A was approved by the FTZ Board in 1980 with activity
granted for the manufacture of motorcycles, jet skis, and four wheel
all terrain vehicles (Board Order 163, 45 FR 58637, 9-4-80). An
application for expansion of the subzone is currently pending (Doc. 56-
93, 58 FR 63335, 12-1-93).
    KMM is now requesting subzone authority for the manufacture of
certain off-road, gasoline engine utility work trucks (called
``Mules'') (payload capacity up to 1,200 pounds) for the U.S. market
and export. Foreign-sourced components and subassemblies comprise
approximately 40 percent of the finished vehicles' material value and
include: engines, transmissions, calipers, wheels, and tires (duty rate
range: free-15.4%). All steel mill products will be sourced
    Zone procedures would exempt KMM from Customs duty payments on the
foreign components used in export production. On its domestic sales,
the company would be able to choose the duty rate that applies to the
finished work trucks (HTSUS# 8709.19.0030, duty free) for the foreign
components noted above. The application indicates that the savings from
zone procedures would help improve KMM's international competitiveness.
    In accordance with the Board's regulations, a member of the FTZ
Staff has been appointed examiner to investigate the application and
report to the Board.
    Public comment on the application 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 on March 21, 1994. Rebuttal comments in
response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be
submitted during the subsequent 15-day period (to April 4, 1994).
    A copy of the application and the accompanying exhibits will be
available for public inspection at each of the following locations:

U.S. Department of Commerce District Office, 11133 ``O'' Street,
Omaha, Nebraska 68137.
Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, U.S.
Department of Commerce, room 3716, 14th Street & Constitution
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230.

    Dated: January 12, 1994.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 94-1140 Filed 1-14-94; 8:45 am]