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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                               [Docket No. 20-84] 
                                  49 FR 18880 
                                  May 3, 1984 
Foreign-Trade Zone 18 -- San Jose, California; Application for Subzone for 
GM-Toyota Auto Plant in Fremont and Public Hearing 
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the City of San Jose, California, grantee of Foreign-Trade 
Zone 18, requesting special-purpose subzone status for the automobile 
manufacturing facility of New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. (NUMMI), a 
joint venture between General Motors Corporation (GM) and Toyota Motor 
Corporation, located in Fremont, California, within the San Francisco-
Oakland 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 April 30, 1984. The applicant is authorized to make this proposal 
under Sections 6300-6304, Chapter 4, of the California Government Code.  

   The proposed subzone would be located at the former GM assembly plant 
at 45500 Fremont Boulevard at Highway 17 in Fremont. NUMMI will use 211 
acres at the facility to produce some 200,000 new subcompact automobiles 
annually, involving 3000 new jobs. Roughly half the value of the vehicle 
will involve foreign-sourced parts and material, including engines, 
transaxles, brake system components, steering components, and a portion of
its steel requirements.  
   Zone procedures will exempt NUMMI from paying duties on foreign material
used for its exports. On its domestic sales, the company will be able to 
defer duty payments and take advantage of the same duty rate available to
importers of finished autos. The estimated average duty rate on most of the
foreign components NUMMI expects to use will be 4 to 5 percent, whereas the
rate for finished autos is 2.7 percent. The reduction of Customs costs and 
material transit time as provided by zone procedures will play an important
role helping to make NUMMI competitive with auto assembly facilities 
   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; Paul R. 
Andrews, District Director, U.S. Customs Service, Pacific Region, 555 
Battery St., P.O. Box 2450, San Francisco, CA 94111; and Colonel Edward M. 
Lee, Jr., District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District San Francisco, 211
Main Street, San Francisco, CA 94105.  
   As part of its investigation, the examiners committee will hold a public
hearing on June 7, 1984, beginning at 9:00 a.m., in the City Council 
Chambers of the San Jose City Hall, 501 North First Street, San Jose.  
   Interested parties are invited to present their views at the hearing. 
Persons wishing to testify should notify the Board's Executive Secretary in
writing at the address below or by phone (202/377-2862) by May 31. Instead
of an oral presentation, written statements may be submitted in accordance
with the Board's regulations to the examiners committee, care of the 
Executive Secretary, at any time from the date of this notice through 
July 9, 1984. 
   A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available 
during this time for public inspection at each of the following locations:
U.S. Dept. of Commerce District Office, 
Federal Building, 
450 Golden Gate Ave., 
P.O. Box 36013, 
San Francisco, CA 94102. 
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: April 30, 1984. 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
   Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc. 84-11966 Filed 5-2-84; 8:45 am]