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Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 158--Jackson, Mississippi; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Calsonic Kansei North America (Automotive Parts), Canton, Mississippi

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Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 158--Jackson, Mississippi; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Calsonic Kansei North America (Automotive Parts), Canton, Mississippi

Andrew McGilvray
Department of Commerce
2 November 2018

[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 213 (Friday, November 2, 2018)]
[Pages 55142-55143]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-24014]



Foreign-Trade Zones Board


Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 158--Jackson, Mississippi; Notification 
of Proposed Production Activity; Calsonic Kansei North America 
(Automotive Parts), Canton, Mississippi

    Calsonic Kansei North America (CKNA) submitted a notification of 
proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility in 
Canton, Mississippi. The notification conforming to the requirements of 
the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on 
October 25, 2018.
    The applicant indicates that it will be submitting a separate 
application for FTZ designation at the CKNA facility under FTZ 158. The 
facility will be used to produce a variety of automotive parts and 
subassemblies for use in the automotive industry. Pursuant to 15 CFR 
400.14(b), FTZ activity would be limited to the specific foreign-status 
materials and 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 CKNA from customs duty 
payments on the foreign-status components used in export production. On 
its domestic sales, for the foreign-status materials/components noted 
below, CKNA would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry 
procedures that apply to: Safety, warning, and identification labels; 
glove box dampers; rubber grommets, mounts and seals; air filters; 
steel hex screws; polypropylene+talc plastic fuse covers; steel 
brackets; air vents; motor fan housings; air conditioner (a/c) blower 
fans; a/c evaporators with seals; a/c heater cores with seals; 
catalytic converters; evaporator expansion valves; electronic body 
control modules; plastic switch retaining brackets; airbag electronic 
control units; bumper brackets; center console boxes; plastic switch 
brackets; plastic covers; cover instruments; air duct center vents; 
dashboard speaker covers; cup holders; plastic lids; hinge plastic 
covers; console removable liners; air filter covers; windshield defrost 

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dashboard pads; instrument panels; plastic center console pockets; 
motor fan splash guards; plastic radiator mount supports; radiator tank 
reserves; center console trays; air vents; plastic air intake doors; 
mechanical links and levers for intake doors; radiator with seals; 
steel mufflers end plates; steel exhaust tubes; steering column covers; 
steering members; radiator caps; air intake ducts; transmission oil 
coolers with seals; instrument cluster control switches, and instrument 
cluster finishers (duty rate ranges from duty-free to 6%). CKNA would 
be able to avoid duty on foreign-status components which become scrap/
waste. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on 
foreign-status production equipment.
    The components and materials sourced from abroad include: 
Polypropylene+talc; blank labels; aluminum condensor seals; rubber 
radiator seals; vibration control rubber bumpers, mounting, and 
stoppers; steel flanges; zinc plated screw-taps; zinc plated bolts; 
steel screws; steel clips; steel brackets; flux cored wires; steel 
tubes; a/c blower fans; aluminum fan inserts; a/c blower fans with 
motors; air conditioner units; a/c amplifiers; connector liquid-tanks; 
heater cores with seals; evaporators; aluminum condensor pipe flanges; 
aluminum condensor header plates; condensor aluminum pipes; air 
filters; catalytic converters; steel catalytic converter housings; 
injection molds; muffler valves; evaporator expansion valves; electric 
fan motors; warning buzzers and speakers; radio units; antenna digital 
control modules; smart keyless antennae; air bag cut off indicators; 
capacitor-chips; resistors; printed circuit boards; instrument cluster 
switches; battery charging status warning indicators; audio control 
switches; manual a/c control units; automatic a/c control units; manual 
a/c controls; vehicle area network bridge controls; diodes; electronic 
frequency crystal-quartz; a/c controllers; body control module unit 
circuits; advanced driver assistance systems; electronic control unit 
occupant detection systems; integrated circuit-central processing 
units; airbag occupant electronic control units; sensors and diagnosis 
air bag service kits; air bag unit sensors; steering wire harnesses; a/
c unit insulators; rear console finishers; instrument panel finishers; 
lid-fuse blocks; plastic instrument panel covers; door vents; a/c slide 
doors; steel radiator caps; aluminum radiator header plates; aluminum 
radiator core reinforcements; radiator with transmission oil coolers; 
aluminum radiator tubes; steel inlets and outlet diffuser exhaust 
tubes; flanges; steel insulators; steel exhaust pipes; aluminum 
condenser adapters; polypropulene+talc center duct adapters; steel boss 
oxygen exhaust manifolds; steel exhaust cap convertors; 
polypropulene+talc front cases; plastic air conditioner unit clips; 
stainless steel motor fan clips; zinc plated steel radiator support 
mounting collars; body control module connectors; ignition switch 
covers; connector covers; low density polyethylene duct aspirators; fan 
control modules; urethane foam grommet heater pipes; polyacetal hinge 
pins; nylon antenna holders; acrylonitrile ethylene styrene glove box 
lamp housings; automatic transmission controls; exhaust manifold steel 
joints; polycarbonate/acrylonitrile butadiene styrene and polyvinyl 
chloride instrument cluster skin lids; glove box lids; a/c motor/
actuators; polypropulene+talc connector covers; acrylonitrile butadiene 
styrene switch covers; instrument clusters; polycarbonate/acrylonitrile 
butadiene styrene dashboard finishers; acrylonitrile butadiene 
styrene+polyethylene furanoate+polyvinyl chloride console panel covers; 
thermistor type power temperature coefficient circuit breakers; 
instrument cluster pointer supports; a/c unit soft vinyl drain tubes; 
transmission oil cooler adapters; transmission oil coolers; intake 
sensor with clips; ambient in car sensors; sun sensors, and electronic 
a/c fan controls (duty rate ranges from duty-free to 7%). The request 
indicates that certain materials/components are subject to special 
duties under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (Section 
232) and Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 (Section 301), depending 
on the country of origin. The applicable Section 232 and Section 301 
decisions require subject merchandise to be admitted to FTZs in 
privileged foreign status (19 CFR 146.41).
    Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions 
shall be addressed to the Board's Executive Secretary at the address 
below. The closing period for their receipt is December 12, 2018.
    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 
Board's website, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz.
    For further information, contact Christopher Wedderburn at 
Chris.Wedderburn@trade.gov or (202) 482-1963.

    Dated: October 29, 2018.
Andrew McGilvray,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2018-24014 Filed 11-1-18; 8:45 am]

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