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Notification of Proposed Production Activity, Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc., Subzone 29F, (Automotive Electric-Hybrid Drive System Components), Harrodsburg, Kentucky

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Notification of Proposed Production Activity, Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc., Subzone 29F, (Automotive Electric-Hybrid Drive System Components), Harrodsburg, Kentucky

Andrew McGilvray
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
November 26, 2013


[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 228 (Tuesday, November 26, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 70532-70533]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-28351]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[B-99-2013]


Notification of Proposed Production Activity, Hitachi Automotive 
Systems Americas, Inc., Subzone 29F, (Automotive Electric-Hybrid Drive 
System Components), Harrodsburg, Kentucky

    The Louisville and Jefferson County Riverport Authority, grantee of 
FTZ 29, submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the 
FTZ Board on behalf of Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc. 
(HIAMS-HK), operator of Subzone 29F, at its facilities located in 
Harrodsburg, Kentucky. The notification conforming to the requirements 
of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on 
November 12, 2013.
    HIAMS-HK already has authority to produce various automotive 
components, including mass air sensors, throttle bodies and chambers, 
starter motors, motor/generator units, alternators, distributors, other 
static converters, inverter modules, rotors/stators, batteries, 
ignition coils, sensors and modules, fuel injectors, emissions control 
equipment, valves, pumps, and electronic control units for engines and 
transmissions within Subzone 29F. The current request would add 
finished products (lithium-ion hybrid battery pack assemblies, 
electrical power steering modules, and electronic torque, traction and 
transmission control modules) and certain foreign components to the 
scope of authority. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), FTZ activity 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 HIAMS-HK from customs 
duty payments on the foreign status components used in export 
production. On its domestic sales, HIAMS-HK would be able to choose the 
duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to lithium-ion 
hybrid battery pack assemblies, rotors A&B, stators A&B, electrical 
power steering modules, and electronic torque, traction and 
transmission control modules (free-3.4%) for the foreign status inputs 
noted below and in the existing scope of authority. Customs duties also 
could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign status production 
equipment.
    The components and materials sourced from abroad include: Plastic

[[Page 70533]]

grommets; rubber drain tubes; bushings; gaskets; lead/tin solder; parts 
of batteries (covers, cover assemblies, cell case assemblies, insulator 
covers, cells, inlet/outlet harness holders, inlet/outlet ducts); 
resolver rotors; and, battery control units (duty rate ranges from free 
to 5.3%).
    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 January 6, 2014.
    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 
or (202) 482-1378.

    Dated: November 19, 2013.
Andrew McGilvray,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2013-28351 Filed 11-25-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P



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