DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket No. 6-85]
50 FR 16118
April 24, 1985
Foreign-Trade Zone 41, Application for Subzone, Ambrosia Chocolate Company
Plant, Milwaukee, WI
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by Foreign Trade Zone of Wisconsin, Ltd., grantee of Foreign-
Trade Zone 41, requesting special-purpose subzone status for the chocolate
products manufacturing plant of Ambrosia Chocolate Company, a Division of
W.R. Grace and Company, located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, within the
Milwaukee 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 March 29, 1985. The applicant is authorized to make this
proposal under Chapter 110 of the Laws of Wisconsin, 1977, approved
The subzone would be located at the Ambrosia plant at 1133 No. Fifth
Street, Milwaukee. The 2.8-acre facility, which employs 450 persons, is
used to produce a variety of industrial chocolate products for the bakery,
confectionary and dairy industries. The significant differential between
domestic and foreign sugar prices and its impact on the cost of chocolate
has prompted the company to begin importing some chocolate products.
Imported materials used in its U.S. chocolate production include cocoa
beans, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, and sweetened and unsweetened cocoa
powder. Zone procedures will allow the company to use ex-quota foreign
sugar in its efforts to maintain domestic production. Foreign dairy
products would be used in production for export.
Zone procedures would exempt Ambrosia from duty payment and quota
requirements on the foreign material used in its exports. On its domestic
sales, it would permit the company to take advantage of the same duty rates
and quota treatment (sugar) applicable to foreign products. The Department
of Agriculture is being consulted regarding the implications of the proposal
on the sugar quota program.
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; Clinton P.
Littlefield, District Director, U.S. Customs Service, North Central Region,
628 E. Michigan Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202; and Colonel Raymond T. Beurket,
District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Detroit, P.O. Box 1027,
Detroit, MI 48231.
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 May 23, 1985.
A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of
the following locations:
U.S. Dept. of Commerce District Office,
517 E. Wisconsin Avenue,
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 1529,
14th and Pennsylvania, NW.,
Washington, D.C. 20230.
Dated: April 18, 1985.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 85-9805 Filed 4-23-85; 8:45 am]
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