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Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 26--Atlanta, Georgia; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Nisshinbo Automotive Manufacturing, Inc. (Automotive Brake Linings, Pads, and Disc Pads Assembly and Production); Covington, Georgia

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Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 26--Atlanta, Georgia; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Nisshinbo Automotive Manufacturing, Inc. (Automotive Brake Linings, Pads, and Disc Pads Assembly and Production); Covington, Georgia

Andrew McGilvray
Department of Commerce
30 August 2017


[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 167 (Wednesday, August 30, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 41208-41209]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-18438]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[B-053-2017]


Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 26--Atlanta, Georgia; Notification of 
Proposed Production Activity; Nisshinbo Automotive Manufacturing, Inc. 
(Automotive Brake Linings, Pads, and Disc Pads Assembly and 
Production); Covington, Georgia

    The Georgia Foreign Trade Zone, Inc., grantee of FTZ 26, submitted 
a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board on 
behalf of Nisshinbo Automotive Manufacturing, Inc. (Nisshinbo), located 
in Covington, Georgia. The notification conforming to the requirements 
of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on 
August 10, 2017.
    The Nisshinbo facility is located within Site 33 of FTZ 26. The 
facility will be used to assemble and produce automotive brake pads. 
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 Nisshinbo from customs 
duty payments on the foreign-status components used in export 
production. On its domestic sales, for the foreign-status materials/
components noted below, Nisshinbo would be able to choose the duty 
rates during customs entry procedures that apply to: Brake linings and 
pads, and brake disc pads (duty rate ranging from free to 2.5%). 
Nisshinbo would be able to avoid duty on foreign-status components 
which become scrap/waste. Customs duties also could possibly be 
deferred or reduced on foreign-status production equipment.
    The components and materials sourced from abroad include: Natural 
graphite powder; natural graphite; kaolinite clay; magnesium oxide; 
slaked lime; mica powder; vermiculite; synthetic zeolite; antimony 
trisulfide; carbon black; carbon fiber; crystalline silica, quartz; 
spherical silica powder; zinc powder; white fused alumina; aluminum 
oxide; black iron oxide; zirconium oxide; antimony trioxide; calcium 
fluoride; zinc sulfide; barium sulfate; calcium carbonate; rubber with 
calcium carbonate; sepiolite; calcium silicate; potassium titanate; 
salts of inorganic acids; calcium hydride; dicumyl peroxide with 
calcium carbonate; stearic acid from saturated acyclic monocarboxylic 
acids (zinc stearic acid); paints and varnishes (including enamels and 
lacquers) based on synthetic polymers in a non-aqueous medium hematite; 
artificial graphite plates, rods, powder and other forms for 
manufacturing pitch cokes; artificial graphite powder; silicone rubber 
coated cashew particle; phenolic resin; synthetic-amorphous silica; 
black silicon carbide; silicone rubber; cashew dust from cashew nut 
shell; friction dust from manufacturing grinding process; cellulose 
fiber; acrylonitrile/butadiene; tire rubber crumb--ground tires through 
a special milling procedure; rubber powder; styrene-butadiene rubber; 
rock wool fiber; brake linings (not mounted); ceramic fiber; microblast 
of other mineral substances; glass chopped strand; chopped stainless 
steel wire fiber; copper powder; copper fiber; bronze fiber; aluminum 
grain; alumina powder; atomized tin powder; tin sulfide powder; 
zirconium silicate; zircon flour; and, backing plates/disc pads (duty 
rate ranges from free to 6.5%).

[[Page 41209]]

    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 October 10, 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 Juanita Chen at 
juanita.chen@trade.gov or (202) 482-1378.

    Dated: August 24, 2017.
Andrew McGilvray,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-18438 Filed 8-29-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P

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