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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                               [Docket No. 20-87] 
 
                                  52 FR 37995 
 
                                October 13, 1987 
 
 
Foreign-Trade Zone 70, Detroit, MI; Application for Subzone, Yazaki Wiring
Harness Plant, Wayne County, MI 
 
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the Greater Detroit Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc., grantee of FTZ
70, requesting special-purpose subzone status for the auto wiring harness 
testing and distribution facility of American Yazaki Corporation, a 
subsidiary of Yazaki Corporation of Japan, located in Canton Township, Wayne
County, Michigan, adjacent to the Detroit Customs port of entry. The 
application was submitted pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign-Trade 
Zones Act, as amended (19 CFR Part 400). It was formally filed on 
September 16, 1987. 
 
   The 22-acre plant, which employs 100 persons, is located at 6700 Haggerty
Road, Canton, Wayne County, Michigan. It is used to produce wiring harnesses
for the U.S. automobile industry, and to modify, repair, test and distribute
wiring harnesses produced abroad. Both the harnesses produced abroad and at
the plant contain some 50 percent foreign components such as electrical 
conductors, terminals, insulators, and connectors. 
 
   Wiring harnesses have a 5 percent duty rate and the duty rates on harness
components range from 4.0 to 6.1 percent. 
 
   Zone procedures would allow Yazaki to avoid Customs duty payments on the
items it ships to customers with auto assembly subzones, where duties would
be paid at the auto duty rate (2.5 percent). 
 
   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, DC 20230; William L. 
Morandini, District Director, U.S. Customs Service, North Central Region, 
477 Michigan Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48226-2586; and Colonel Robert F. 
Harris, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Detroit, P.O. Box 
1027, Detroit, Michigan 48231-1027.  

   Comments concerning the proposed subzone are invited in writing from 
interested persons and organizations. They shall be addressed to the 
Board's Executive Secretary at the address below and postmarked on or before
November 10, 1987. 
 
   A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of
the following locations: 
 
 
U.S. Department of Commerce, District Office, 
1140 McNamara Building, 
477  Michigan Avenue, 
Detroit, Michigan 48226 
 
 
Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 
14th and Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Room 1529, 
Washington, DC 20230.  
 
   Dated: October 5, 1987. 
 
 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
 
   Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc. 87-23638 Filed 10-9-87; 8:45 am] 
 
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