Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 18-San Jose, California; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Enovix Corporation (Lithium Ion Metal Batteries), Fremont, California

Cited as:86 FR 10532
Court:Foreign-trade Zones Board
Publication Date:22 Feb 2021
Record Number:2021-03509
Federal Register, Volume 86 Issue 33 (Monday, February 22, 2021)
[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 33 (Monday, February 22, 2021)]
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                [FR Doc No: 2021-03509]
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                DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                Foreign-Trade Zones Board
                [B-9-2021]
                Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 18--San Jose, California; Notification
                of Proposed Production Activity; Enovix Corporation (Lithium Ion Metal
                Batteries), Fremont, California
                 Enovix Corporation (Enovix) submitted a notification of proposed
                production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility in Fremont,
                California. The notification conforming to the requirements of the
                regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on February
                10, 2021.
                 The Enovix facility is located within Subzone 18K. The facility is
                used for the production of lithium ion metal batteries. Pursuant to 15
                CFR 400.14(b), FTZ activity would be limited to the specific foreign-
                status materials and components and specific finished product described
                in the submitted notification (as described below) and subsequently
                authorized by the FTZ Board.
                 Production under FTZ procedures could exempt Enovix 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, Enovix would be able to choose the duty rates
                during customs entry procedures that apply to lithium ion metal single
                cell batteries (3.0-5.0 volts) (duty rates, 2.7% or 3.4%). Enovix 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: lithium
                foil; alumina powder; toluene; N-methylpyrrolidone solvent; adhesive;
                electrolytes; ethylene copolymers; polyvinylidene fluoride/
                polyvinylidene difluoride (PVDF) fluoropolymer; epoxide resin; self-
                adhesive polyimide plastic tape; separators (polyethylene plastic
                film); polypropylene/polyethylene plastic film; polypropylene plastic
                pouches; stainless steel dye cuts; copper wire; copper foil; aluminum
                wire; aluminum block; aluminum tabs; nickel tabs; nickel flag tabs;
                nickel grommets; coated copper anode electrodes; coated aluminum
                cathode electrodes; internal stainless steel securing constraints for
                cells; internal stainless steel endplates; resettable fuses; aluminum
                busbar; and, copper busbar (duty rate ranges from duty-free to 6.5%).
                The request also indicates that certain materials/components are
                subject to 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 and sent to:
                [email protected]. The closing period for their receipt is April 5, 2021.
                 A copy of the notification will be available for public inspection
                in the ``Reading Room'' section of the Board's website, which is
                accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz.
                 For further information, contact Diane Finver at
                [email protected] or (202) 482-1367.
                 Dated: February 16, 2021.
                Elizabeth Whiteman,
                Acting Executive Secretary.
                [FR Doc. 2021-03509 Filed 2-19-21; 8:45 am]
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