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[Federal Register: December 13, 1995 (Volume 60, Number 239)]
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Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket A(32b1)-20-95]

Foreign-Trade Zone 21 Charleston, SC Request for Manufacturing
Authority Hubner Manufacturing Corporation (Industrial Bellows/Molded

    An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the South Carolina State Ports Authority, grantee of FTZ
21, pursuant to Sec. 400.32(b)(1) of the Board's regulations (15 CFR
Part 400), requesting authority on behalf of the Hubner Manufacturing
Corporation (HMC) (a subsidiary of Hubner Gummi-Und Kunststoff GmbH,
Germany), to manufacture industrial bellows and plastic/rubber molded
parts under zone procedures for the U.S. market and export within FTZ
21. It was formally filed on November 30, 1995.
    HMC plans to establish a facility within the Wando Park site of FTZ
21 to manufacture industrial bellows used in buses, trains and airport
gangways; and, plastic, rubber, and metal molded parts used in motor
vehicles, medical instruments, and sporting goods. Certain components
and materials (about 40% the finished products' value) would be sourced
from abroad, including: rubberized fabric, trimming bands,
articulation/electronic/hydraulic parts, aluminum profiles, treat plate
and kinematic systems, plastic resins, and rubber compounds. All
foreign merchandise would be admitted to the zone in privileged foreign
status (19 CFR 146.41). Up to 80 percent of the finished products are
    Zone procedures would exempt HMC from Customs duty payments on the
foreign materials used in the export activity. On domestic sales, the
company would be able to defer Customs duty payments on the foreign
materials until they are transferred from the zone for domestic
consumption. A portion of the foreign merchandise which becomes scrap
during the production process (e.g., rubberized fabric) may also be
exempt from Customs duties (scrap yield ranges up to 25 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 three copies) shall be addressed to
the Board's Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing
period for their receipt is January 12, 1996. Rebuttal comments in
response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be
submitted during the subsequent 15-day period (to January 29, 1996).
    A copy of the application and the 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 & Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington,
DC 20230

    Dated: November 30, 1995.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 95-30275 Filed 12-12-95; 8:45 am]