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Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Benteler Automotive Corporation (Automotive Suspension and Body Components); Duncan, South Carolina

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Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Benteler Automotive Corporation (Automotive Suspension and Body Components); Duncan, South Carolina

Andrew McGilvray
Department of Commerce
September 24, 2013


[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 185 (Tuesday, September 24, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 58518-58519]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-23202]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[B-86-2013]


Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Benteler Automotive 
Corporation (Automotive Suspension and Body Components); Duncan, South 
Carolina

    Benteler Automotive Corporation (Benteler), operator of Subzone 
38F, submitted a notification of proposed production activity for its 
facility located in Duncan, South Carolina. The notification conforming 
to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) 
was received on August 28, 2013.
    The subzone currently has authority to produce automotive 
suspension components and subassemblies using certain foreign-status 
components. The current request would add bumper assemblies, body 
reinforcement assemblies, suspension parts (e.g., links, control arms), 
and sub-frames to the list of approved finished products and would also 
add foreign-status components to the scope of authority. Pursuant to 15 
CFR 400.14(b), 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 Benteler from customs 
duty payments on the foreign status

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materials and components used in export production. On its domestic 
sales, Benteler would be able to choose the duty rate during customs 
entry procedures that applies to bumper assemblies, body reinforcement 
assemblies, suspension parts, and sub-frames (2.5%) 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: Metal 
stampings (crash cans, reinforcement plates, flange plates); bumper 
beams; toe hooks; cross member shells; side tubes; steel blanks; 
brackets; gussets; closing plates; castings of aluminum; flat-rolled 
steel; tapping plates; fasteners; hub-bearing assemblies; metal knuckle 
protective caps; control arms; stabilizer links; struts; wheel 
carriers; snap rings; drive flange hubs; bearings; backing plates; and, 
adjuster nuts/spacers/blocks (duty rate ranges from free to 5.8%).
    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 November 4, 
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 
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: September 13, 2013.
Andrew McGilvray,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2013-23202 Filed 9-23-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P



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