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Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket 45-97]

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.,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 97-15750 Filed 6-13-97; 8:45 am]