DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
55 FR 50728
December 10, 1990
Foreign-Trade Zone 90 -- Onondaga County, NY Request to Expand Scope of
Manufacturing Authority -- Data Processing Equipment Subzone 90A, Smith
Corona Plant, Cortland, NY
TEXT: A request has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board
(the Board) by the County of Onondaga, New York, grantee of Foreign-Trade
Zone 90, on behalf of Smith Corona Corporation, for authority to expand the
scope of manufacturing conducted under zone procedures at the company's
typewriter manufacturing plant in Cortland, New York (Subzone 90A).
The Board approved FTZ Subzone 90A in April 1985 (Board Order 300, 50
FR 15469, 4/18/85). The pending request was made because Smith Corona is
beginning to manufacture a wider range of data processing products at the
Cortland plant, including word processors, personal computer systems/
components, and data transmission/communication equipment, as well as
certain parts and subassemblies for these items such as keyboards, display
units, power supplies, circuit boards, and data storage/memory units.
Future plans call for production of duplicating machines. Foreign-sourced
components for these products include cathode ray tubes, disc drives,
motors, printed circuit boards, typewriter parts and accessories, keyboard,
brackets, plate assemblies, batteries, capacitors, power cords, and other
parts and accessories for data processing equipment.
As with the ongoing activity, the use of zone procedures on the new
products would exempt Smith Corona from Customs duty payments on parts
and materials used to produce items for export. On its domestic sales, the
company would be able to choose the lower duty rate applicable to finished
products (0.0-2.2%). The duty rates for components range from zero to 10
percent. The request indicates that the use of zone procedures for the
expanded range of products will help Smith Corona maintain and improve the
plant's international competitiveness.
Comments on the request are invited from interested parties. They should
be addressed to:
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce (room 4213),
14th & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.,
Washington, DC 20230,
and postmarked on or before January 22, 1991.
Dated: December 3, 1990.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 90-28896 Filed 12-7-90; 8:45 a.m.]
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