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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                                 [Docket 26-90] 
                                  55 FR 27290 
                                  July 2, 1990 
   Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone -- Rockford, IL: Application for Subzone; 
Clinton Electronics Cathode Ray Tube Plant, Loves Park 
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the Greater Rockford Airport Authority, whose application for
a general-purpose foreign-trade zone in Rockford is pending (55 FR 13301, 
4/10/90), requesting special-purpose subzone status for the cathode ray tube
manufacturing plant of Clinton Electronics Corporation (CEC) located in 
Loves Park, Illinois, adjacent to the Greater Rockford Airport, a Customs 
user fee airport facility. The aplication 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 June 20, 1990.  
   The CEC plant is located at 6701 Clinton Road, Loves Park, Illinois, 
some 10 miles north of the Greater Rockford Airport. The facility (31 acres,
600 employees) is used to produce monochrome cathode ray tubes (3-23 inches)
for data and graphics displays (non-TV uses). The finished tubes are shipped
to manufacturers of computer data and graphics displays and terminals. 
Foreign-sourced components account for some 60 percent of the finished 
tubes' value, and include glass envelopes, assembled electronic mounts and 
phosphorus. Some 20 percent of the products are exported. 
   Zone procedures would exempt CEC from Customs duty payments on the 
foreign material used in its exports. On its domestic sales, the company 
would be able to choose the finished cathode ray tube duty rate (6%). The 
duty rates on the components range from 3.7 to 10.0. percent. The applicant
indicates that zone savings will help improve CEC's international 
   In accordance with the Board's regulations, an examiners committee has 
been appointed to investigate the applications and report to the Board. The
committee consists of: Dennis Puccinelli (Chairman), Foreign-Trade Zones 
Staff, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230; Richard Roster, 
District Director, U.S. Customs Service, North Central Region, 610 S. Canal 
Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607; and Colonel John R. Brown, District 
Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Rock Island, P.O. Box 2004, Rock 
Island, Illinois 61204.  
   Comments concerning the proposed subzone are invited in writing from 
interested parties. They should be addressed to the Board's Executive 
Secretary at the address below and postmarked on or before August 16, 1990.
   A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available 
during this time for public inspection at each of the following locations:  
U.S. Customs Service Office, 
Greater Rockford Airport, 
4 Airport Circle, 
Rockford, Illinois 61109 
Office of the Execitive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 
14th and Pennsylvania Avenue NW., room 2835 
Washington, DC 20230.  
   Dated: June 25, 1990. 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc. 90-15282 Filed 6-29-90; 8:45 am]