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[Federal Register: August 23, 1995 (Volume 60, Number 163)]
[Notices]
[Page 43760]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket 43-95]


Foreign-Trade Zone 40--Cleveland, OH; Application for Subzone
Status; Motch Corporation Plant (Vertical Turning and Grinding
Machinery); Euclid, OH

    An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority, grantee of
FTZ 40, requesting special-purpose subzone status for the manufacturing
plant (vertical turning and grinding machines) of the Motch Corporation
(Motch) (subsidiary of PITTLER Maschinenfabrik AG, Germany), located in
Euclid, 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
August 11, 1995.
    The Motch plant (18 acres/200,000 sq.ft.) is located at 1250 East
222nd Street, in Euclid (Cuyahoga County), Ohio. The facility (110
employees) is used to produce vertical turning and grinding (metal
working) machines (1995 duty rates: 4.2%, 4.4%), including vertical and
front turning centers (work stations), vertical numerical chuckers,
horizontal self loaders, vertical and universal grinders (thread
rolling machines), and metal working lathes. Components purchased from
abroad (between 25% and 45% of total) include electrical components
(including electrical power supplies, encoders, relays), motors,
printed circuits, bearings (roller/ball), gauges, tachometers, steel
angles, ball screws, bushings, co-axial cables, cam rollers, chain
sprockets, clutch/couplings, compound glassers, solenoid valves,
cooling devices, filters, gears, gibs, gripper pawls, guide rollers,
keys, fasteners, covers, springs, stoessel-rams, parts of lathes and
thread rolling machines, O rings, safety glass, toothed belts,
hydraulic valves, and wipers (1995 duty rate range: free--10.6%).
Foreign-origin numerical process controllers would be admitted to the
proposed subzone in domestic status (landed duty paid). The finished
machines are used in the automotive, aerospace, truck, oil equipment,
agricultural equipment, bearing, and heavy equipment manufacturing
industries. Up to 50 percent of the finished machines are exported.
    Zone procedures would exempt Motch from Customs duty payments on
the foreign components used in export production. On its domestic
sales, Motch would be able to choose the duty rates that apply to
finished vertical turning and grinding machines for the foreign
components noted above. Zone procedures would also exempt certain
merchandise from certain state/local ad valorem inventory taxes. The
application indicates that the savings from zone procedures would help
improve Motch's international competitiveness.
    In accordance with the Board's regulations, a member of the FTZ
Staff has been designated 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 October 23, 1995. Rebuttal comments in
response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be
submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to November 6, 1995.
    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, Suite 700, Bank One
Center, 600 Superior Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114,
       and
Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, U.S.
Department of Commerce, Room 3716, 14th Street & Pennsylvania Avenue,
NW., Washington, DC 20230.

    Dated: August 16, 1995.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 95-20932 Filed 8-22-95; 8:45 am]
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