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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                               [Docket No. 39-85] 
                                  50 FR 45446 
                                October 31, 1985 
Foreign-Trade Zone 114, Peoria, IL; Application for Subzone; Chrysler Auto 
Plant, Belvidere, IL 
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the Economic Development Council of the Peoria Area, grantee 
of Foreign-Trade Zone 114, requesting special-purpose subzone status for the
automobile manufacturing plant of Chrysler Corporation in Belvidere, 
Illinois, some 60 miles west of Chicago. The application was submitted 
pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended 
(19 U.S.C. 81a-81u), and the regulation of the Board (15 CFR Part 400). 
It was formally filed on October 21, 1985. The issue of adjacency will be 
reviewed during the proceeding.  
   The plant is located at 3000 W. Chrysler Drive, Belvidere, some 14 miles
east of Rockford. The 249-acre facility is used to produce compact 
automobiles, employing some 4400 persons. Certain components are sourced 
abroad such as engines, fuel injector systems and radios. Some of the 
automobiles are exported.  
   Zone procedures will allow Chrysler to avoid duties on foreign parts 
used in its exports. On it domestic sales, the company would be able to 
take advantage of the same duty rate available to importers of complete 
automobiles. The duty rate for the foreign components used at the plant 
ranges from 3.3 to 8.6 percent, whereas the rate for complete autos is 2.6 
percent. These savings would contribute to the company's overall cost 
reduction program, helping its U.S. plants to become more competitive with 
auto plants 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; Richard Roster, 
District Director, U.S. Customs Service, North Central Region, 610 S. 
Canal St., Chicago, IL 60607; and Lt. Colonel Frank R. Finch, District 
Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Chicago, 219 S. Dearborn St., 
Chicago, IL 60604.   

   Comments concerning the proposed subzone are invited in writing from 
interested parties. They should be addressed to the Board's Executive 
Secretary at the address below and postmarked on or before December 2, 1985.
   A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of 
the following locations: 
U.S. Department of Commerce District Office, 
1406 Mid Continental Plaza Bldg., 
55 E. Monroe Street, 
Chicago, IL 60603 
Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 1529, 
14th and Pennsylvania, N.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20230  
   Dated: October 28, 1985. 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
   Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc. 85-25993 Filed 10-30-85; 8:45 am]