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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE [Docket 5-96] Foreign-Trade Zone 25--Broward County, FL; Application for Subzone Status; Federal-Mogul World Trade, Inc. (Vehicle Components) Ft. Lauderdale, FL
An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by Broward County, Florida, grantee of FTZ 25, requesting special-purpose subzone status for the warehouse/distribution facility of Federal-Mogul World Trade, Inc. (Federal-Mogul), in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. (The Federal-Mogul site is currently being operated as part of the general-purpose zone on a temporary basis (until 12-1-96)). 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 January 19, 1996.
The Federal-Mogul facility (200,000 sq. ft. on 17 acres, 109 employees) is located at 1600 North Park Drive, Fort Lauderdale (Broward County), Florida. It is used to warehouse and distribute vehicle components, such as bearings, brakes, pistons, valves, shocks, gaskets and water pumps. Over 90 percent of the products are reexported, primarily to Latin America.
FTZ procedures would exempt Federal-Mogul from Customs duty payments on the foreign items that are reexported. On its domestic sales, the company would be able to defer Customs duties until the foreign items are shipped from the plant. The application indicates that subzone status would help to improve the company's international competitiveness.
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 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 April 1, 1996. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15- day period (to April 15, 1996.
A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available for public inspection at each of the following locations:
U.S. Export Assistance Center, 5600 NW 36th St., Suite 617, Miami, Florida 33166 Office of The Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 3716, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230
Dated: January 22, 1996. John J. Da Ponte, Jr., Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 96-1613 Filed 1-29-96; 8:45 am]