DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zone 41--Cudahy,
WI; Application for Subzone Stauffer Cheese,
Inc., Cheese Processing Plant, Blue Mounds, WI
Friday, August 16, 1991
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 export activity at the cheese
processing plant of Stauffer Cheese, Inc. (SCI), located in Blue Mounds
(western Dane County), Wisconsin. 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 August 8, 1991.
The SCI site (14 acres/50,000 sq. ft.) is located at 2819 Highway F South
in Blue Mounds, some 24 miles west of Madison, Wisconsin. The facility
produces over 40 varieties of refrigerated and non-refrigerated processed
cheese products. Although the company is currently using
domestically-sourced commodities, it is planning to process, pasteurize and
repackage natural cheddar cheese from Canada, which would subsequently be
re-exported to Canada.
Zone procedures would exempt the Canadian cheese from current U.S.
Department of Agriculture licensing procedures. MSC would also be exempt
from Customs duty payments on the foreign products that are re-exported.
SCI is not requesting the use of zone procedures for processing cheese for
the domestic market. The applicant indicates that subzone status would help
improve SCI's competitiveness in the Canadian market.
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, 6269 Ace
Industrial Drive, P.O. Box 37260, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53237-0260; and,
Colonel Richard Craig, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District St.
Paul, 1421 USPO & Custom House, 180 East Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, Minnesota
Comments concerning the proposed foreign-trade subzone are invited from
interested parties. They should be addressed to the Board's Executive
Secretary at the address below and postmarked on or before October 4, 1991.
A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available for
public inspection at each of the following locations:
U.S. Department of Commerce,
605 Federal Building,
517 E. Wisconsin Avenue,
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce, room 3716,
14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20230.
Dated: August 9, 1991.
Acting Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 91-19633 Filed 8-15-91; 8:45 am]