DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket No. 41-87; Foreign-Trade Zone 41]
52 FR 47439
December 14, 1987
Application for Subzone Square D Company Industrial Computer and Controller
Equipment Plant, Milwaukee, WI
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the Foreign-Trade Zone of Wisconsin, Ltd., grantee of FTZ 41,
requesting special-purpose subzone status for the industrial computer and
controller equipment manufacturing plant of Square D Company 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 December 4, 1987.
The plant (18 acres) is located at East Capitol Drive and North Richards
Street, Milwaukee. The facility employs 600 persons and is used to assemble
industrial computer equipment used by the auto industry, such as SY/MAX
microprocessor-based control systems, communication processors, stamping
press controls and welder controls. Some 30 percent of the components (by
value) are sourced abroad, including circuit boards, power supplies,
monitors disc drives, printers, coils, semiconductors, capacitors,
resistors, switches and other electronic components.
Zone procedures would exempt Square D from Customs duty payments on the
foreign components used in its exports. On its domestic sales, the company
would be able to pay duties at the rate applicable to complete equipment.
The duty rates on the industrial computers range from 2.0 to 5.3 percent,
whereas the duty rates on the components range from 0.0 to 10.0 percent.
The applicant indicates that zone procedures will help improve the company's
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; Richard Rudin,
District Director, U.S. Customs Service, North Central Region, 517 East
Wisconsin Avenue, Room 554, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202; and Colonel Robert
F. Harris, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Detroit, P.O. Box
1027, Detroit, Michigan 48231.
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 January 25, 1988.
A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of
the following locations:
U.S. Department of Commerce District Office,
Federal Building, U.S. Courthouse,
517 East Courthouse Avenue,
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 1529,
14th and Pennsylvania Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20230
Dated: December 8, 1987.
John J. DaPonte Jr.
[FR Doc. 87-28642 Filed 12-11-87; 8:45 am]
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