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University of Wisconsin-Madison; Notice of Decision on Application for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instrument

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This decision is made pursuant to section 6(c) of the Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Materials Importation Act of 1966 (Pub. Law 89-651, 80 Stat. 897; 15 CFR part 301). Related records can be viewed between 8:30 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. in Room 4211, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC.

Docket Number: 00-036. Applicant: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 53706. Instrument: Telecommunications Instrumentation Modeling System, Model TIMS-301. Manufacturer: Emona Instruments Pty Ltd., Australia. Intended Use: See notice at 65 FR 68981, November 15, 2000.

Comments: None received. Decision: Approved. No instrument of equivalent scientific value to the foreign instrument, for such purposes as it is intended to be used, is being manufactured in the United States. Reasons: The foreign instrument provides expandable and customizable rack-mounted student workstations for laboratory instruction of optical and RF-based telecommunication techniques with 49 basic and advanced project modules currently available. A university department of electrical engineering advised December 21, 2000 that (1) these capabilities are pertinent to the applicant's intended purpose and (2) it knows of no domestic instrument or apparatus of equivalent scientific value to the foreign instrument for the applicant's intended use.

We know of no other instrument or apparatus of equivalent scientific value to the foreign instrument which is being manufactured in the United States.

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Gerald A. Zerdy,

Program Manager, Statutory Import Programs Staff.

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