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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                                [Docket A-26-90] 
                                  55 FR 26225 
                                 June 27, 1990 
   Foreign-Trade Zone 151 -- Findlay, OH; Request for Manufacturing Findlex 
Automobile/Golf Cart Brake Plant 
TEXT: A request has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the 
Board) by the Community Development Foundation, grantee of FTZ 151, on 
behalf of Findlex Corporation (subsidiary of Nissin Kogyo of Japan and 
Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc.), requesting authority to manufacture 
vehicle brakes under zone procedures within FTZ 151, located at the Tall 
Timbers Industrial Park, Findlay, Ohio. It was filed on June 14, 1990.
   Findlex began assembling brakes for automobiles and golf carts at the 
new plant in 1989. Board approval is required before the manufacturing 
activity can be conducted under zone procedures. Findlex currently sources 
all of its parts and subassemblies from abroad, but plans to begin sourcing 
some of its components from domestic suppliers this year. Foreign-sourced 
parts include springs, plates, rod and wheel cylinder assemblies, pistons, 
boots and seals.  
   Presently, most finished components are shipped to domestic automobile 
and golf cart plants with subzone status. In these situations, Customs 
duties would be paid on the foreign items when Customs entry is made after 
the production of the vehicles. The duty rates on the foreign material 
Findlex uses average 3.1 percent. Under zone procedures, the vehicle 
assembler would have the option of choosing the finished vehicle rate 
(2.5%), rather than the rate on brakes/components (3.1%). Products will 
otherwise be subject to Customs duties upon leaving the Findlex plant, at 
the rate for brakes/components (3.1%). The request indicates that zone 
savings will help Findlex compete with foreign vehicle parts producers. 
   The application is being reviewed by the FTZ Staff. Comments on the 
request are invited in writing from interested parties. They should be 
addressed to the Executive Secretary at the address below and postmarked 
on or before August 14, 1990.  
Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 2835, 
14th & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20230.  
   Dated: June 20, 1990. 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
   Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc. 90-14816 Filed 6-26-90; 8:45 am]