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Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 24--Pittston, Pennsylvania; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Brake Parts Inc; (Automotive Parts Kitting); Hazleton, Pennsylvania

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Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 24--Pittston, Pennsylvania; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Brake Parts Inc; (Automotive Parts Kitting); Hazleton, Pennsylvania

Andrew McGilvray
Department of Commerce
7 December 2016


[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 235 (Wednesday, December 7, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 88212-88213]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-29351]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[B-83-2016]


Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 24--Pittston, Pennsylvania; Notification 
of Proposed Production Activity; Brake Parts Inc; (Automotive Parts 
Kitting); Hazleton, Pennsylvania

    Brake Parts Inc (BPI) submitted a notification of proposed 
production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility in Hazleton, 
Pennsylvania. The notification conforming to the requirements of the 
regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on November 
30, 2016.
    A separate application for subzone designation at the BPI facility 
was submitted and will be processed under Section 400.31 of the Board's 
regulations. The facility is used for the kitting of aftermarket 
automotive parts. 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 BPI from customs duty 
payments on the foreign-status components used in export production. On 
its domestic sales, BPI would be able to choose the duty rates during 
customs entry procedures that apply to master cylinder kits, brake drum 
kits, brake pad kits, brake shoe kits and brake caliper kits (duty rate 
ranges from free to 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: Rubber O-

[[Page 88213]]

rings; rubber seals; rubber brake components; paperboard corrugated 
boxes; steel hex bolts; steel bolts; steel brake clips; galvanized cast 
iron brake brackets; master cylinders; brake drums; brake pads; brake 
shoes; and, wheel cylinders (duty rate ranges from free to 2.5%).
    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 January 17, 2017.
    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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Kemp at 
Christopher.Kemp@trade.gov or (202) 482-0862.

    Dated: December 1, 2016.
Andrew McGilvray,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-29351 Filed 12-6-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P

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