DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Foreign-Trade Zone 119--Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN; Application for Subzone,
Wisconsin Dairies Cooperative, Infant Formula/Dairy Products Manufacturing
Plant, Preston, MN
Monday, March 1, 1993
An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the
Board) by the Greater Metropolitan Foreign Trade Zone Commission, grantee
of FTZ 119, requesting special-purpose subzone status for export activity at
the infant formula/dairy products manufacturing plant of Wisconsin Dairies
Cooperative (WDC), located in Preston, Minnesota. 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 February 17, 1993.
The WDC plant (181,176 sq. ft./4 acres/9 employees) is located at 220 St.
Paul Street, Preston (Fillmore County), Minnesota, approximately 120 miles
southeast of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Customs port of entry. The facility
is used to produce milk-based infant formula and other dairy food products
for export and the domestic market. Activity under zone procedures would
involve blending foreign, ex-quota non-fat milk powder with
domestically-sourced demineralized whey and whey protein. All products
would be exported. Zone procedures would exempt the company from quota
requirements and Customs duty payments on the foreign milk products (HTSUS
0402.10) used in the export activity. The application indicates that
subzone status would help improve WDC's international competitiveness.
In accordance with the Board's regulations (as revised, 56 FR 50790-50808,
10- 8-91), a member of the FTZ Staff has been appointed examiner to
investigate the application and report to the Board.
Public comment on the application is invited from interested parties.
Submissions (original and three copies) shall be addressed to the Board's
Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their
receipt is April 30, 1993. Rebuttal comments in response to material
submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the
subsequent 15-day period May 17, 1993.
A copy of the application and the accompanying exhibits will be available
for public inspection at each of the following locations:
U.S. Department of Commerce, District Office,
108 Federal Building,
110 S. Fourth Street,
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 3716,
14th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW,
Washington, DC 20230
Dated: February 19, 1993.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
(FR Doc. 93-4557 Filed 2-26-93; 8:45 am)