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                           DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

                             (Docket No. 26-92)

 Foreign-Trade Zone 41--Milwaukee, WI; Request for Manufacturing Authority
                             (Children's Books)

                          Monday, August 24, 1992

A request has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board pursuant
to  400.32(b)(2) of the Board's regulations for approval of zone 
manufacturing authority within FTZ 41 by the Foreign Trade Zone of 
Wisconsin, Ltd., grantee of FTZ 41. It was formally filed on August 6, 1992.

The proposed zone manufacturing operation would involve the attachment of
electronic touch sound pads to children's books by Western Publishing
Company, Inc. The sound pad is sourced abroad, and the books are printed in
the United States. The items would be assembled at Western's assembly
facility within FTZ 41, Site 2, West Allis, Wisconsin, some seven miles
west of Milwaukee. The finished product with sound device would be
classified as a book.

Zone procedures would exempt Western Publishing from payment of Customs
duties on foreign merchandise that is used in products made for export. On
its domestic sales, zone procedures would allow the company to choose the
duty-free rate that applies to books. The duty rate on the sound pads
(classified as electrical machines and apparatus) is 3.9 percent.

Public comment on the proposal is invited from interested parties.
Submissions (original and 3 copies) shall be addressed to the Board's
Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their
receipt is October 23, 1992.

A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available for
public inspection at the following location: 
Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, room 3716, 
14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20230.

Dated: August 17, 1992.

Dennis Puccinelli,

Acting Executive Secretary.
(FR Doc. 92-20071 Filed 8-21-92; 8:45 am)