DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket No. 20-83]
48 FR 27590
June 16, 1983
Foreign-Trade Zone 8, Toledo, Ohio; Application for Subzone at Jeep
Corporation Plants in Toledo
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board ) by the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, grantee of
Foreign-Trade Zone 8, requesting subzone status for the vehicle
manufacturing facilities of Jeep Corporation, a subsidiary of American
Motors Corporation, in Toledo, Ohio, within the Toledo 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 June 6, 1983. The
applicant is authorized to make this proposal under section 1743.11 of the
Ohio Revised Code.
On October 11, 1960, the Board authorized the Port Authority to
establish a foreign-trade zone in Toledo (Board Order 51, 25 FR 9909,
10-15-60). the project currently involves a 135,000 square foot warehouse
within the Port of Toledo's 135 acre general-cargo facility on Lake Erie.
The proposed subzone involves Jeep Corporation's two manufacturing
facilities in Toledo, Ohio. One plant covers 108 acres at 940 North Cove
Boulevard and the other 230 acres at 4000 Stickney Avenue. The plants
produce four wheel-drive passenger vehicles. Most of the parts and material
are purchased from domestic sources, with less than 5 percent purchased
from foreign plants. Foreign parts include optional engines and
transmissions, valves, springs, radios, relays and mirrors. Some 35 to
40 percent of the plant's output is exported.
Zone procedures will exempt Jeep from paying duties on foreign components
used for its exports. On its domestic sales, the company will be able to
take advantage of the same duty rate available to importers of finished
vehicles. The average duty rate for the foreign components used by Jeep
is 4.2 percent, whereas the rate for finished passenger vehicles is 2.8
percent. The savings from zone procedures are expected to help the company
compete more effectively in foreign and domestic markets with comparable
vehicles produced abroad.
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; John F.
Nelson, District Director, U.S. Customs Service, 55 Erieview Plaza, 6th
Floor, Cleveland, Ohio 44114; and Colonel Robert R. Hardiman, District
Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Buffalo, 1776 Niagara Street,
Buffalo, NY 14207.
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 July 13, 1983.
A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of
the following locations:
Port Director's Office,
U.S. Customs Service,
136 N. Summit Street,
Toledo, Ohio 43604.
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 1872,
14th and Pennsylvania, NW.,
Washington, D.C. 20230.
Dated: June 10, 1983.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 83-16183 Filed 6-15-83; 8:45 am]
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