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Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 22--Chicago, Illinois; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Omron Automotive Electronics, Inc.; (Automotive Electronic Components); St. Charles, Illinois

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Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 22--Chicago, Illinois; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Omron Automotive Electronics, Inc.; (Automotive Electronic Components); St. Charles, Illinois

Andrew McGilvray
Department of Commerce
2 May 2016

[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 84 (Monday, May 2, 2016)]
[Page 26200]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-10242]



Foreign-Trade Zones Board


Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 22--Chicago, Illinois; Notification of 
Proposed Production Activity; Omron Automotive Electronics, Inc.; 
(Automotive Electronic Components); St. Charles, Illinois

    Omron Automotive Electronics, Inc. (Omron), an operator of FTZ 22, 
submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ 
Board for its facility located in St. Charles, Illinois, within FTZ 22. 
The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of 
the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on April 14, 2016.
    The Omron facility is located within Site 41 of FTZ 22. The 
facility is used for the production of automotive electronic 
components. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), FTZ authority would be 
limited to the specific foreign-status components and specific finished 
products described in the submitted notification (as described below) 
and subsequently authorized by the FTZ Board.
    Production under FTZ procedures could exempt Omron from customs 
duty payments on the foreign status components used in export 
production. On its domestic sales, Omron would be able to choose the 
duty rate during customs entry procedures that applies to electronic 
control units (body control, transmission, wiper system), controllers 
(fuel pump, alarm, tire pressure), electronic modules, assemblies (tire 
pressure monitoring, transmitters, electrical switches (accessory, 
power seat, power window), knobs and trim pieces, and actuators (duty 
rate ranges from free to 6.5%) for the foreign status components noted 
below. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on 
foreign status production equipment.
    The materials and components sourced from abroad include: 
Resistors; actuators; housing subassemblies; adhesives; antennas; 
armatures; plastic bags; switches; bobbins; steel balls; barrels with 
ribs; plastic bases/trays/bags/plates/plungers/actuator posts; base 
covers/substrates/assemblies; bases; knobs; bezels; boxes and related 
spacers; buttons; brackets; buzzers; ceramic chips; capacitors; cages 
for batteries; cartons; cases; chipboards and pads; desiccants; clips; 
connectors; coils; coil leads/terminals/assemblies; contacts (rivet, 
terminal); core pins; covers; central processing units (CPUs); 
electronic control units (ECUs); elastomeric pads; plastic emblems; 
encoders; epoxy resins; electric filters; foam sheets/dividers/pads; 
foil with adhesive; followers; frets; fuses; crystal oscillators; 
transformers; integrated circuits; resistors; dampers; double face 
pads; detents; diodes; door lock packing inserts; garnishes; gimbles; 
rubber grommets; labels; handles; heat sinks; housing blocks/
assemblies; housings; integrated circuits; light emitting diodes; 
immobilizers/anti-theft systems; inductors; inner cases; inserts; 
inverters; jewels; transmitter keypads and keyrings; logic chips; 
lamps; lean containers; levers; lids; light guides; linear integrated 
circuits; semiconductors; magnet wires and relays; multi-switch units; 
power supplies; printed circuit boards; padding and pads; paddles 
(steering wheel); plastic panels/partitions; pins (coil, connector; 
spring); pipe lights; packaging boxes/lids/inserts/chips/pads; printed 
wiring boards; resistor chips; resistor glaze metal; relays; retainers; 
plastic rings/screws/spacers/spools/seals/sliders/seats/clips/bezels/
tape; seals (nitrile, rubber); heat shields; shrouds; shunts; silicone 
fluid compound; surface mount technology resistors; electrical (socket) 
outlets; springs; striker assemblies; subassemblies (base, case, power 
breaker, dome, window knob); substrates; supply bezels/brackets/clips/
screws/head bolts; varistors; switch assemblies; tapes; terminal/
contact assemblies; terminals; thermistors; paint thinners; 
thumbwheels; screws; transistors; trays; upfitter subassemblies; 
vacform trays; wire coils; jumper wires; wireless charging units; relay 
yokes; and, yokes (duty rate ranges from free to 8%).
    Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions 
shall be addressed to the FTZ Board's Executive Secretary at the 
address below. The closing period for their receipt is June 13, 2016.
    A copy of the notification will be available for public inspection 
at the Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
Room 21013, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20230-0002, and in the ``Reading Room'' section of the 
FTZ Board's Web site, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz.
    For further information, contact Pierre Duy at Pierre.Duy@trade.gov 
(202) 482-1378.

    Dated: April 25, 2016.
Andrew McGilvray,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-10242 Filed 4-29-16; 8:45 am]

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