DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
54 FR 11257
March 17, 1989
Foreign-Trade Zone 41 -- Milwaukee, WI; Application for Extension of FTZ
Subzone Status For SZ 41F, Ambrosia Chocolate Company 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. (FTZW), grantee of
FTZ 41, requesting a 2-year time extension for FTZ subzone status at the
chocolate products manufacturing plant of Ambrosia Chocolate Company
(Ambrosia) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The application was formally field on
March 2, 1989.
In March 1987, the Board authorized subzone status for the Ambrosia plant
(Board Order 346, 52 FR 10247, 3/31/87) for a two-year period (from date of
activation), subject to extension. Subzone activity is restricted to the
production of sugar-containing products subject to the sugar quota program.
Zone procedures are being used for entries on the foreign sugar (approx.
3 mil. lbs. in fiscal 1988) used to produce the intermediate product
sweetened cocoa. Customs entries are made on the latter product, and the
sugar is ex-quota.
In requesting the extension, Ambrosia indicates that subzone status has
helped it compete with lower priced sugar-containing imports, preserving
employment at its Milwaukee plant as had been contended in the original
Subzone authority is due to expire on April 24, 1989, and the FTZ Board
is considering a temporary time extension of up to one year, during which
time the proposal would be evaluated as part of an overall review of
sugar-related activity in zones, which would be the subject of a separate
Federal Register notice.
The application for a 2-year extension is being reviewed by the FTZ
Staff. Comments 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 April 14, 1989.
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,
517 E. Wisconsin Avenue,
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202.
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 2835,
14th and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.,
Washington, DC 20230.
Dated: March 10, 1989.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
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