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                           (Cite as: 58 FR 47858)


                           DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

    			Foreign-Trade Zones Board

                               (Docket 48-93)

 Foreign-Trade Zone 40--Cleveland, OH; Application for Subzone, Mr. Coffee,
       Inc., Facilities (Appliances/Coffeemakers) Bedford Heights, OH

                         Monday, September 13, 1993

An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the 
Board) by the Cleveland Regional Port Authority, grantee of FTZ 40, 
requesting special-purpose subzone status for the appliance/coffeemaker 
manufacturing facilities of Mr. Coffee, Inc., in Bedford Heights, Ohio. 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 30, 1993.

The Mr. Coffee facilities involve a main manufacturing plant (35 acres)
located at 24700 Mills Road, Bedford Heights, Ohio, and a distribution
center (6 acres) at 26840 Fargo Avenue, Bedford Heights, Ohio. The
facilities (600 employees) are used to manufacture and distribute
coffeemakers and teamakers and other small countertop kitchen appliances
such as food dehydrators, juicers, mug warmers, and coffee mills. Certain
components are sourced abroad (some 12-20% of value), including heating
elements, switches, timing modules, thermometers, cords, plastic parts,
rubber tubing, and packaging.

Zone procedures would exempt Mr. Coffee from Customs duty payments on the
foreign products that are reexported. On domestic sales, the company would
be able to choose the duty rates that apply to finished appliances (3.4% to
5.3%). The duty rates on foreign-sourced items range from 2.8 percent to
5.3 percent. Foreign merchandise and finished products held for export
would be eligible for exemption from certain state and local ad valorem
taxes. The application indicates that zone savings would help improve the
international competitiveness of Mr. Coffee's Ohio facilities.

In accordance with the Board's regulations, a member of the FTZ Staff has
been designated examiner to investigate the application and report to the 

Public comment 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 November 12, 1993.
Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing
period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period (to October 8, 

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, District Office, 
600 Superior Avenue East, room 700, 
Cleveland, OH 44114,

Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, room 3716,
14th & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20230.

Dated: September 2, 1993.

John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,

Executive Secretary.

(FR Doc. 93-22318 Filed 9-10-93; 8:45 am)