DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket No. 23-82]
47 FR 44128
October 6, 1982
Foreign-Trade Zone 50, Long Beach, California; Application for Subzone at
Toyota Truck Cargo Body Plant, Long Beach
TEXT: Notice is hereby given that an application has been submitted to the
Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the Board of Harbor Commissioners
of the City of Long Beach (BHC), California, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone
50, requesting authority for a special-purpose subzone at the truck cargo
body production facility of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, U.S.A., Inc.,
within the Los Angeles-Long Beach Customs port of entry. 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 September 27, 1982. The applicant is
authorized to make this proposal under Sections 6300-6305 of the Government
Code of California.
On September 14, 1979, the Board authorized BHC to establish a
foreign-trade zone project in Long Beach (Board Order 147, 44 FR 55919,
September 28, 1979). The general-purpose zone is located on a 10-acre
parcel in an industrial park in the northwest part of the city.
The applicant now requests subzone status for Toyota's pick-up truck
cargo body production plant, located on 19 acres at 6375 Paramount
Boulevard in Long Beach. The facility currently manufactures and assembles
some 150,000 units annually, employing 400 persons. The production process
includes stamping, welding, assembling and painting. Imported parts and
material used at the plant include steel coil, and some fasteners and
decals. Specialty steel products, fasteners, rubber cushions, chemicals,
adhesives, and paint are purchased from domestic sources.
Zone procedures will allow Toyota to defer duty payments, and to take
advantage of the same duty rate available to importers of finished cargo
bodies, which is lower than the rates for most of the imported material.
The company will also be exempt from duties on exports and scrap. Toyota
has indicated that zone procedures will be an important factor in the
company's future plans for the facility.
In accordance with the Board's regulations, an examiners committee has
been appointed to investigate the application and report to the Board. The
committee consists of Dennis Puccinelli (Chairman), Foreign-Trade Zones
Staff, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C. 20230; Max G. Willis,
Acting District Director, U.S. Customs Service, Region VII, 300 South
Ferry Street, Terminal Island, San Pedro, California 90731; and Colonel
Paul W. Taylor, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Los Angeles,
P.O. Box 2711, Los Angeles, California 90053.
Comments concerning the proposed subzone are invited in writing from
interested persons and organizations. They should be addressed to the
Board's Executive Secretary at the address below and postmarked on or
before November 1, 1982.
A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of
the following locations:
U.S. Dept. of Commerce District Office,
11777 San Vicente Boulevard, Room 800,
Los Angeles, California 90049
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce,
14th and Pennsylvania, NW., Room 1519,
Washington, D.C. 20230
Dated: September 23, 1982.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board.
[FR Doc. 82-27477 Filed 10-5-82; 8:45 am]
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