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Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 226--Merced County, California; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Brake Parts Inc; (Automotive Parts Kitting); Patterson, California

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Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 226--Merced County, California; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Brake Parts Inc; (Automotive Parts Kitting); Patterson, California

Andrew McGilvray
Department of Commerce
7 December 2016


[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 235 (Wednesday, December 7, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 88211-88212]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-29349]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[B-82-2016]


Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 226--Merced County, California; 
Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Brake Parts Inc; 
(Automotive Parts Kitting); Patterson, California

    Brake Parts Inc (BPI) submitted a notification of proposed 
production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility in Patterson, 
California, within FTZ 226. The notification conforming to the 
requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was 
received on November 30, 2016.
    The BPI facility is located within Site 14 of FTZ 226. 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-
rings; rubber seals; rubber brake components; paperboard corrugated

[[Page 88212]]

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. 2016-29349 Filed 12-6-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P

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