DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Foreign-Trade Zone 55; Burlington, Vermont Application for
Subzone, Vermont Electromagnetics Corporation (Manufacturer of Cable
Systems/Assemblies) Williston, Vermont
An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the Greater Burlington Industrial Corporation (GBIC),
grantee of FTZ 55, requesting special-purpose subzone status for export
activity at the cable manufacturing/assembly facility of Vermont
Electromagnetics Corporation (VEMCO), located in Williston, Vermont.
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
June 3, 1997.
The facility (15,200 sq. ft. on 4.4 acres; 140 employees) is
located at Whitcomb Industrial Park, 7 Avenue D, in Williston, some 10
miles east of Burlington. It is used to design and manufacture
miniature coaxial cable systems, CCD camera and high-speed video cable
assemblies, and miniature high performance coaxial jumper cable
assemblies for the medical and dental industries. Some of the materials
used in the production process are sourced abroad including cables and
connectors. Foreign materials account for some 50-99 percent of the
value of total materials. All of the products processed under zone
procedures would be exported.
Zone procedures would exempt VEMCO from Customs duty payments on
foreign materials used in production for export. The application
indicates that the savings from zone procedures will help improve the
international competitiveness of the VEMCO plant and will help increase
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 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
August 15, 1997. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted
during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-
day period (to September 2, 1997).
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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 Export Assistance Center, 109 State Street,
4th Floor, Montpelier, Vermont 05609
Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room
3716, U.S. Department of Commerce 14th & Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.,
Washington, D.C. 20230.
Dated: June 5, 1997.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 97-15750 Filed 6-13-97; 8:45 am]
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