DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
55 FR 49662
November 30, 1990
Foreign-Trade Zone 72 -- Indianapolis, IN, Application for Subzone,
Toyota Forklift Truck Plant, Columbus, IN
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the Indianapolis Airport Authority, grantee of FTZ 72,
requesting special-purpose subzone status for the forklift truck
manufacturing plant of Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing, Inc.
(Toyota Industrial Equipment) (subsidiary of Toyota Automatic Loom Works,
Ltd.), located in Columbus, Indiana, some 50 miles south of Indianapolis.
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 November 20, 1990.
The new Toyota Industrial Equipment plant (80 acres, 260,000 sq. ft.) is
located at 5555 Inwood Drive in Columbus, Indiana. Plant construction has
just been completed, and full production is slated to begin by mid-1991.
The facility will produce gasoline and diesel-powered industrial forklift
trucks, like those the parent company is currently exporting from Japan.
Initially, the majority of the parts and materials will be sourced aboard,
such as engines, transmissions, hydraulic equipment, gears, hoses, bearings,
gaskets, valves, clamps, fittings, fasteners, springs, chain, glass,
instruments, and electrical components. Components purchased from domestic
sources will include steel mill products, metal parts, wheels, tires,
counterweights, frames, bodies, seats, knobs, and batteries.
Zone procedures would exempt Toyota Industrial Equipment from Customs
duty payment on the foreign material contained in its exports. On domestic
sales, the company would be able to choose the duty rate on finished
industrial forklifts (duty free). The duty rate for foreign-sourced
components averages 3 percent. The application indicates that zone
procedures would help improve the plant's international competitiveness.
In accordance with the Board's regulations, an examiners committee has
been appointed to investigate and report to the Board. The committee
consists of Dennis Puccinelli (Chairman), Foreign Trade Zones Staff, U.S.
Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230; John F. Nelson, District
Director, North Central Region, 55 Erieview Plaza, Cleveland, Ohio 44114;
and Colonel David E. Peixotto, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer
District Louisville, P.O. box 59, Louisville, Kentucky 40201-0059.
Comments concerning the proposed foreign-trade subzone are invited in
writing from interested parties. They shall be addressed to the Board's
Executive Secretary at the address below and postmarked on or before
January 18, 1991.
A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of
the following locations:
U.S. Department of Commerce, District Office,
One North Capital, suite 520,
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204.
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce, room 4213,
14th & Pennsylvania Ave., NW.,
Washington, DC 20230.
Dated; November 21, 1990.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 90-28204 Filed 11-29-90; 8:45 am]
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