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Notification Requesting Interim FTZ Production Authority

Company and FTZ Site(s) 1. State a) the FTZ user (company for whose benefit the activity would be conducted) and b) the zone/subzone locations (including site numbers) at which the activity would be conducted. FTZ User: Zone: Apple Inc./GTAT Corp. (Project Cascade) Proposed Subzone within FTZ No. 221 City of Mesa. Proposed Subzone Application is currently under review at the FTZ Board. Site number will be provided upon approval of the Application mentioned above. 3740 S. Signal Butte Rd., Mesa, AZ within Maricopa County (83.17+/- acres).


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Proposed Activity 2. Provide a short summary (generally no more than a few paragraphs) of the activity that you propose to conduct under FTZ procedures. Project Cascade will conduct high-tech manufacturing of intermediate goods/components for consumer electronics. All finished components will be exported. This high-tech manufacturing process will create a critical new sub-component of Apple Products to be used in the manufacture of the consumer electronics that will be imported and then sold globally. By pulling this process into the U.S., Apple will be using cutting edge, new technology to enhance and improve the consumer products, making them best in class per product type.

Products and Components 3. Are any of the listed foreign-status component/inputs are subject to a trade-related measure or proceeding (such as an AD/CVD order or proceeding, suspension of liquidation under AD/CVD procedures, or Section 201/204/337/421 investigations)? If yes, explain. At this time there are no items used in the production of finished goods that will be admitted into the Zone in Zone status that are subject to AD/CVD orders. At this time there are no items used in the production of finished goods that will be admitted into the Zone in Zone status that are subject to quota restrictions. There are no trade related issues associated with the raw materials.

4. Using the tables that follow (inserting additional rows, as needed), list the finished products and foreign-status components/inputs that you propose for production under FTZ procedures. Your list of finished products and foreign-status components/inputs should encompass both actual/planned activity and potential activity for which you request authority. Any FTZ Board authorization of the activity in your notification would only extend to the specific finished products and foreign-status components/inputs listed in your notification (that is, your scope of authority). For each finished product and foreign-status component/input, provide a physical description (not the description from the HTSUS), 6-digit HTSUS number, and current U.S. duty rate. Finished Products: Physical Description (not HTSUS description) Sapphire (to be exported 100%) HTSUS No. 7104.90 Duty Rate 6.4%

Foreign-Status Components: Physical Description (not HTSUS description) Alumina Block, White Forged Metal Industrial Heat Treating Equipment Cutting wire, Diamond HTSUS No. 2818.10 8486.90 8202.99 Duty Rate 1.3% 0% 0%