Samsung Austin Semiconductor, LLC (Samsung), operator of Subzone 183B, submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility in Austin, Texas. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on June 26, 2013.
Samsung currently has authority to produce semiconductor memory devices for export within Subzone 183B. The current request would add an imported component to the scope of authority. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), additional FTZ authority 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.
Export production under FTZ procedures could exempt Samsung from customs duty payments on the foreign status component included here as well as on the components included in the existing scope of authority for the company. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign status production equipment.
The additional component sourced from abroad is: acetic acid (duty rate 1.8%).
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 August 14, 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.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Elizabeth Whiteman at Elizabeth.Whiteman@trade.gov or (202) 482-0473.
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Dated: June 28, 2013.
Acting Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2013-16173 Filed 7-3-13; 8:45 am]
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