[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 18 (Monday, January 28, 2013)]
[Page 5773]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-01697]



Foreign-Trade Zones Board


Foreign-Trade Zone 22--Chicago, IL, Notification of Proposed 
Production Activity, Panasonic Corporation of North America, (Kitting 
of Consumer Electronics), Aurora, IL

    The Illinois International Port District, grantee of FTZ 22, 
submitted a notification of proposed production activity on behalf of 
Panasonic Corporation of North America (PNA), located in Aurora, 
Illinois. The notification conforming to the requirements of the 
regulations of the Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on January 11, 
    The PNA facility is located within Site 28 of FTZ 22. The facility 
is used for the kitting of consumer electronics parts into retail 
packages. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b)4 of the regulations, 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 PNA from customs duty 
payments on the foreign status components used in export production. On 
its domestic sales, PNA would be able to choose the duty rates during 
customs entry procedures that apply to camera kits, digital cameras 
with lenses, digital cameras with memory cards, home theater systems 
and camera systems (duty rate ranges from duty-free to 2.1%) for the 
foreign status inputs noted below. Customs duties also could possibly 
be deferred or reduced on foreign status production equipment.
    The components and materials sourced from abroad include: SD cards, 
leather camera cases, digital still cameras, camera lenses, home 
theater systems, HDMI cables, quick start guides and dome enclosures 
(duty rate ranges from duty-free to 4.5%).
    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 March 11, 2013.
    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 Web site, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz.
    For further information, contact Elizabeth Whiteman at 
[email protected] or (202) 482-0473.

    Dated: January 22, 2013.
Andrew McGilvray,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2013-01697 Filed 1-25-13; 8:45 am]