[Federal Register: November 30, 1995 (Volume 60, Number 230)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zone 41--Milwaukee, WI; Application To Remove Time
Limit Western Publishing Company, Inc. (Children's Books); Milwaukee,
A request has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the
Board) by the Foreign Trade Zone of Wisconsin, Ltd., grantee of FTZ 41,
requesting removal of the time limit contained in Board Order 639 which
authorized Western Publishing Company, Inc., to conduct processing
activity within FTZ 41, Milwaukee, Wisconsin area. 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 20, 1995.
The FTZ Board authorized Western Publishing Company, Inc., to
assemble children's books under zone procedures within FTZ 41 in 1993
subject to a 3-year time limit (Board Order 639, 58 FR 30144, 5/26/93).
The activity involves attaching foreign-sourced sound pads to
domestically printed children's books.
Zone procedures exempt Western Publishing from the payment of
Customs duties on foreign merchandise used in books assembled for
export. On its domestic sales, zone procedures allow the company to
choose the duty-free rate that applies to books instead of
the duty rate that would otherwise apply to sound pads (3.9%). The
company states that the removal of the time limit would allow Western
Publishing to continue to use zone procedures to maintain the U.S.
plant'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 is invited from interested parties. Submissions
(original and 3 copies) shall be addressed to the Board's Executive
Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is
January 29, 1996. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted
during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-
day period (to February 13, 1996).
A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be
available for public inspection at each of the following locations:
U.S. Department of Commerce District Office, Room 596, 517 E. Wisconsin
Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room
3716, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th & Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.,
Washington, DC 20230
Dated: November 21, 1995.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 95-29266 Filed 1130-95; 8:45 am]
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