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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
13 March 2019

[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 49 (Wednesday, March 13, 2019)]
[Pages 9082-9083]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-04628]



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 
February 21, 2019.

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    CKNA facility is located within Site 21 of 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 and in CKNA's other pending production notification for its 
Mississippi facilities (Docket B-67-2018), CKNA would be able to choose 
the duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to: 
Condensers and compressors for air conditioning (a/c) systems; a/c 
blower assemblies; shrouds and motor fans for engine cooling 
assemblies; heaters and a/c unit assemblies; a/c amplifiers; manual a/c 
control units; automatic a/c control units; rear wheel wind deflectors; 
catalytic convertor assemblies; antenna digital control modules; smart 
keyless antennas; audio control switches; airbag occupant electronic 
control units; sensor and diagnosis air bag service kits; air bag unit 
sensors; interior vehicle sub-harnesses; main interior vehicle harness 
assemblies; harnesses for occupant detection systems; rubber radiator 
hoses; console finishers; center console assemblies; glove box 
assemblies; knee protector bracket assemblies; glove box latches; air 
guide for front end module assemblies; speakers; radiator core 
supports; exhaust center tube assemblies; exhaust front tube 
assemblies; exhaust main and center muffler assemblies; power steering 
tubes; automatic transmission oil cooler assemblies; radiator grille 
assemblies; fuel tank level sensors; instrument cluster assemblies; 
and, relays (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: Safety, 
warning, and identification labels; glove box dampers; rubber grommets, 
mounts, and seals; steel hex screws; polypropylene and talc plastic 
fuse covers; steel exhaust tubes; air vents; motor fan housings; a/c 
evaporators with seals; plastic air intake doors; mechanical links and 
levers for intake doors; plastic switch retaining brackets; center 
console boxes; plastic switch brackets; plastic covers; air duct center 
vents; dashboard speaker covers; cup holders; plastic lids; hinge 
plastic covers; console removable liners; windshield defrost ducts; 
dashboard pads; plastic center console pockets; motor fan splash 
guards; radiator reserve tanks; center console trays; air filter 
covers; steel reinforcement brackets for consoles; steel muffler end 
plates; and, air intake ducts (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) or 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 April 22, 2019.
    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: March 6, 2019.
Andrew McGilvray,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-04628 Filed 3-12-19; 8:45 am]

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