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Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 134--Chattanooga, Tennessee; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Volkswagen Group of America--Chattanooga Operations, LLC (Passenger Motor Vehicles), Chattanooga, Tennessee

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Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 134--Chattanooga, Tennessee; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Volkswagen Group of America--Chattanooga Operations, LLC (Passenger Motor Vehicles), Chattanooga, Tennessee

Andrew McGilvray
Department of Commerce
24 October 2017


[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 204 (Tuesday, October 24, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 49177-49178]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-23023]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[B-66-2017]


Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 134--Chattanooga, Tennessee; 
Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Volkswagen Group of 
America--Chattanooga Operations, LLC (Passenger Motor Vehicles), 
Chattanooga, Tennessee

    Volkswagen Group of America--Chattanooga Operations, LLC (VW) 
submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ 
Board for its facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee, within FTZ 134. The 
notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the 
FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on October 13, 2017.

[[Page 49178]]

    VW already has authority to produce passenger motor vehicles within 
Site 3 of FTZ 134. The current request would add foreign status 
materials/components to the scope of authority. Pursuant to 15 CFR 
400.14(b), additional FTZ authority would be limited to the specific 
foreign-status materials/components described in the submitted 
notification (as described below) and subsequently authorized by the 
FTZ Board.
    Production under FTZ procedures could exempt VW from customs duty 
payments on the foreign-status materials/components used in export 
production. On its domestic sales, for the foreign-status materials/
components noted below, VW would be able to choose the duty rates 
during customs entry procedures that apply to passenger motor vehicles 
(duty rate--2.5%). VW 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 materials/components sourced from abroad are anti-theft alarm 
sensors and unframed mirror glass (duty rates--1.3% and 7.8%, 
respectively).
    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 December 4, 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: October 18, 2017.
Andrew McGilvray,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-23023 Filed 10-23-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P

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