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[Federal Register: April 12, 1995 (Volume 60, Number 70)]
[Page 18580-18581]
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[Docket 13-95]

Foreign-Trade Zone 41--Milwaukee, WI Area Application for
Expansion and Request for Manufacturing Authority (Children's Books)

    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 authority to expand FTZ 41 to include a general-
purpose site in Sturtevant, Wisconsin, and requesting authority on
behalf of Publications International, Ltd. to assemble children's books
within FTZ 41, Milwaukee, Wisconsin area, within the Milwaukee Customs
port of entry. 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
April 3, 1995. FTZ 41 was approved on September 29, 1978 (Board Order
136, 43 FR 46887, 10/11/78). It currently consists of 4 sites in the
Milwaukee area: Site 1 (300 acres)--within the Port of Milwaukee
complex; Site 2 (210,000 sq. ft.)--warehouse facility, 1925 E. Kelly
Lane, Cudahy; Site 3 (120 acres)--West Allis Industrial Center, in West
Allis; and, Site 4 (166 acres)--Milwaukee County Research Park,
    The applicant is now requesting authority to expand the zone to
include a site (10 acres) located within the Grandview Industrial Park
at 1333 N. Grandview Parkway, Sturtevant, some 15 miles south of
Milwaukee. The site involves a public warehouse facility operated by
Warren Industries (Warren), which provides storage, distribution,
processing and packaging services for a variety of customers.
    The proposed book assembly activity would involve children's touch-
sound books, published by Publications International, Ltd. The books,
printed elsewhere in the United States, would be sent to FTZ 41 where
an electronic touch sound pad would be attached. The sound pad would be
sourced from abroad. The finished product with sound device would be
classified as a book (duty-free). Publications plans to
[[Page 18581]] have Warren conduct the activity on its behalf at the
proposed Sturtevant site.
    Zone procedures would exempt Publications International 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.
    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 Board.
    Public comment on the application 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 June 12, 1995. Rebuttal comments in response to
material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during
the subsequent 15-day period to June 26, 1995.
    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, 517 E. Wisconsin Avenue,
Room 596, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room
3716, 14th and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230

    Dated: April 5, 1995.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 95-8987 Filed 4-11-95; 8:45 am]