[Federal Register: April 12, 1995 (Volume 60, Number 70)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zone 43--Battle Creek, MI; Request for Export
Manufacturing Authority Lotte U.S.A., Inc. (Chewing Gum)
An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the City of Battle Creek, Michigan, grantee of FTZ 43,
pursuant to Sec. 400.32(b)(1) of the Board's regulations (15 CFR Part
400), requesting authority on behalf of Lotte U.S.A., Inc. (subsidiary
of Lotte Company, Ltd., Japan), to manufacture chewing gum under zone
procedures for export within FTZ 43. It was formally filed on March 31,
Manufacturing approval is being requested to permit the
establishment of a manufacturing for export operation within FTZ 43
involving chewing gum. Certain materials (accounting for less that 20%
of finished product value) would be sourced from abroad, including: Oil
and powder-based flavors, natural resin, polyvinyl acetate,
monoglyceroid, tea extract, and kenponashi extract. U.S.-origin inputs
would include aspartame, gelatine and natural rubber. All finished
chewing gum products made under zone procedures would be exported.
Zone procedures would exempt Lotte from Customs duty payments on
the foreign materials used in the export activity. The operation will
also require authority from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
because certain non-FDA approved materials would be used in the
products made for export, and FDA will be consulted by the FTZ Board.
In accordance with the Board's regulations, 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 May 12, 1995. Rebuttal comments in response
to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted
during the subsequent 10-day period (to May 30, 1995).
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 and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.,
Washington, DC 20230.
Dated: March 31, 1995.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 95-8986 Filed 4-11-95; 8:45 am]
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