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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
FOREIGN-TRADE ZONES BOARD
ORDER NO. 901

GRANT OF AUTHORITY FOR SUBZONE STATUS
ABBOTT MANUFACTURING, INC.
(Infant Formula, Adult Nutritional Products)
STURGIS, MICHIGAN


Pursuant to its authority under the Foreign-Trade Zones Act of June 18, 1934, as 
amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u), the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) adopts 
the following Order:

WHEREAS, by an Act of Congress approved June 18, 1934, an Act To provide for the 
establishment . . . of foreign-trade zones in ports of entry of the United States, to 
expedite and encourage foreign commerce, and for other purposes, as amended (19 
U.S.C. 81a-81u) (the Act), the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) is authorized 
to grant to qualified corporations the privilege of establishing foreign-trade zones in or 
adjacent to U.S. Customs ports of entry;

WHEREAS, the Board's regulations (15 CFR Part 400) provide for the establishment 
of special-purpose subzones when existing zone facilities cannot serve the specific use 
involved;

 WHEREAS, an application from the City of Battle Creek, Michigan, grantee of 
Foreign-Trade Zone 43, for authority to establish special-purpose subzone status for 
export activity at the infant formula and adult nutritional products manufacturing plant 
of Abbott Manufacturing, Inc.,in Sturgis, Michigan, was filed by the Board on March 
12, 1996, and notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register 
(FTZ Docket 22-96, 61 FR 12059, 3/25/96); and, 

WHEREAS, the Board adopts the findings and recommendations of the examiner's 
report, and finds that the requirements of the FTZ Act and Board's regulations are 
satisfied, and that approval of the application for export manufacturing is in the 
public interest;

NOW, THEREFORE, the Board hereby grants authority for subzone status at the 
Abbott Manufacturing, Inc., plant in Sturgis, Michigan (Subzone 43C), at the location 
described in the application, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board's regulations, 
including Sec. 400.28, and subject to the further requirement that all foreign origin 
dairy products and sugar admitted to the subzone shall be reexported.

Signed at Washington, DC, this         day of   1997.


Jeffrey P. Bialos
Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce
for Import Administration
Alternate Chairman
Foreign-Trade Zones Board

ATTEST: 
                 John J. Da Ponte, Jr.
                 Executive Secretary