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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket 69-97]

 
Foreign-Trade Zone 123--Denver, CO; Application for Subzone 
Status, Zytec Corporation Plant (Electric Power Supplies), Broomfield, 
CO

    An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the City and County of Denver, Colorado, grantee of FTZ 
123, requesting special-purpose subzone status for the electric power 
supply manufacturing plant of Zytec Corporation (Inc.), located in 
Broomfield, Colorado. 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 August 22, 1997.
    The Zytec plant (10 acres, 92,000 sq. ft.) is located at 2400 
Industrial Lane in Broomfield (Boulder County), about 20 miles 
northwest of Denver. The plant (250 employees) is used to produce 
electric switch mode power supplies (HTSUS #8504.40.60) for the U.S. 
market and export. The power supplies are sold to manufacturers of data 
processing, communications, and electronic business equipment. The 
production process involves assembly, testing and warehousing. 
Components purchased from abroad (about 50% of total, by value) 
include: Diodes, semiconductors, transformers, thermostats, torroids, 
inductors, fans, batteries, circuit breakers, resistors, and capacitors 
(duty rate range: free--9.4%).
    FTZ procedures would exempt Zytec from Customs duty payments on the 
foreign components used in the export production. On its domestic 
sales, the company would be able to choose the duty rate that applies 
to the power supplies (duty free) for the foreign inputs noted above. 
The application indicates that subzone status would help improve the 
international competitiveness of the Zytec plant.
    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.

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    Public comment on the application is invited from interested 
parties. Submissions (original and three copies) shall be addressed to 
the Board's Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing 
period for their receipt is October 28, 1997. Rebuttal comments in 
response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be 
submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to November 12, 1997.
    A copy of the application and the accompanying exhibits will be 
available for public inspection at each of the following locations:

U.S. Department of Commerce, Export Assistance Center, Suite 680, 1625 
Broadway, Denver, CO 80202
Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, Room 3716, 14th Street & Pennsylvania Avenue, 
NW., Washington, DC 20230-0002.

    Dated: August 22, 1997.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 97-23104 Filed 8-28-97; 8:45 am]
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