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Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 74--Baltimore, Maryland; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Mercedes Benz USA, LLC; (Accessorizing Motor Vehicles); Baltimore, Maryland

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Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 74--Baltimore, Maryland; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Mercedes Benz USA, LLC; (Accessorizing Motor Vehicles); Baltimore, Maryland

Andrew McGilvray
Department of Commerce
March 2, 2015


[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 40 (Monday, March 2, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Page 11156]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-04343]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[B-12-2015]


Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 74--Baltimore, Maryland; Notification of 
Proposed Production Activity; Mercedes Benz USA, LLC; (Accessorizing 
Motor Vehicles); Baltimore, Maryland

    The City of Baltimore, grantee of FTZ 74, submitted a notification 
of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board on behalf of Mercedes 
Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA), located in Baltimore, Maryland. The notification 
conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 
CFR 400.22) was received on February 18, 2015.
    The MBUSA facility is located within Site 6 of FTZ 74. The facility 
is used for accessorizing passenger motor vehicles. 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 MBUSA from customs 
duty payments on the foreign status components used in export 
production. On its domestic sales, MBUSA would be able to choose the 
duty rate during customs entry procedures that applies to passenger 
motor vehicles (duty rate 2.5%) for the foreign status components noted 
below. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on 
foreign status production equipment.
    The components sourced from abroad include: Plastic door sills and 
strips; wheel rim locks; metal door sills and strips; memory cards; 
navigation systems and related parts; entertainment systems; wiring 
sets and harnesses; storage compartments; spoilers; and, cup holders 
(duty rate ranges from free to 5%).
    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 April 13, 2015.
    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: February 23, 2015.
Andrew McGilvray,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2015-04343 Filed 2-27-15; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P

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