[Federal Register: April 6, 1995 (Volume 60, Number 66)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Foreign-Trade Zone 143, Sacramento, CA; Application for Subzone
Status C. Ceronix, Inc. (Video Monitors), Auburn, CA
An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the Port of Sacramento, grantee of FTZ 143, requesting
special-purpose subzone status at the gaming/ recreational machine
video monitor manufacturing plant of C. Ceronix, Inc. (Ceronix), in
Auburn, California (Sacramento Customs port of entry area). 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 March 28, 1995.
The Ceronix plant (45,000 sq. ft. on 3.6 acres) is located at 12265
Locksley Lane, Auburn, California, some 35 miles east of Sacramento.
The facility (46 employees) is used to manufacture hi-resolution (VGA)
video monitors for electronic gaming and recreational machines (e.g.,
bowling tallies, lottery, poker). Foreign-sourced components (approx.
60% of product value) include printed circuit boards, transformers,
capacitors, resistors, semiconductor devices, integrated circuits,
certain cathode ray tubes, conductors, fasteners and miscellaneous
items for gaming/recreational machines. The cathode ray tubes are
limited to those classified under HTS 8540.30 (duty rate--5.4%). The
finished products are classified under HTS headings for gaming/
recreational machines (HTS 9504--duty free) or data processing machines
(HTS 8471--duty rates: 0-4.4%). Some 30 percent of the finished
products are exported.
Zone procedures will exempt Ceronix from Customs duty payment on
materials used for its export production. On its domestic sales, the
company would be able to choose the duty rate applicable to finished
products (0-4.4%) rather than the rates otherwise applicable to
components (duty rates: 0-9.8%). The application indicates that zone
savings will help improve the plant'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
June 6, 1995. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted
during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-
day period (to June 20, 1995).
A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be
available for public inspection at each of the following locations:
U.S. Customs Service, Enforcement Office, P.O. Box 214666, Sacramento,
Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, U.S.
Department of Commerce, Room 3716, 14th & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.,
Washington, DC 20230.
Dated: March 30, 1995.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 95-8512 Filed 4-5-95; 8:45 am]
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