Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 158-Vicksburg/Jackson, Mississippi; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Bauhaus USA, Inc.; (Upholstered Furniture); Saltillo, Mississippi, 20889 [2013-08111]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 67 / Monday, April 8, 2013 / Notices involve micro-denier suede upholstery fabrics finished with a hot caustic soda solution process, as detailed in the notification (duty rate ranges from 2.7 to 17.2%). All other material inputs used in the production activity would be in domestic (duty paid) status. 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 May 20, 2013. 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: April 2, 2013. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–08112 Filed 4–5–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–29–2013] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 158— Vicksburg/Jackson, Mississippi; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Bauhaus USA, Inc.; (Upholstered Furniture); Saltillo, Mississippi The Greater Mississippi ForeignTrade Zone, Inc., grantee of FTZ 158, submitted a notification of proposed production activity on behalf of Bauhaus USA, Inc. (Bauhaus), located in Saltillo, Mississippi. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on February 28, 2013. The Bauhaus facility is located within Site 16 of FTZ 158 and currently has authority to conduct cut-and-sew activity using certain foreign microdenier suede upholstery fabrics to produce upholstered furniture and related parts (upholstery cover sets) on a restricted basis (see, Board Order 1600, 74 FR 262–263, 1–5–2009). Board Order 1600 authorized the production of upholstered furniture (sofa, chairs, and recliners) for a five-year period, with a scope of authority that only provides VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:02 Apr 05, 2013 Jkt 229001 FTZ savings on a limited quantity (3.5 million square yards/year) of foreign origin, micro-denier suede upholstery fabric finished with a hot caustic soda solution process. All foreign upholstery fabric other than micro-denier suede fabric used in Bauhaus’ production within FTZ 158 is subject to full customs duties. The current request seeks to extend the company’s current FTZ authority indefinitely. 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 Bauhaus from customs duty payments on the foreign microdenier suede upholstery fabric used in export production. On its domestic sales, Bauhaus would be able to apply the finished upholstery cover set (i.e., furniture part) or finished furniture duty rate (free) for the micro-denier suede fabric listed below. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign status production equipment. The proposed scope of authority under FTZ procedures would only involve micro-denier suede upholstery fabrics finished with a hot caustic soda solution process, as detailed in the notification (duty rate ranges from 2.7 to 17.2%). All other material inputs used in the production activity would be in domestic (duty paid) status. 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 May 20, 2013. 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: April 2, 2013. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–08111 Filed 4–5–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20889 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–21–2013] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 158— Vicksburg/Jackson, Mississippi; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; H.M. Richards, Inc., (Upholstered Furniture), Guntown, Mississippi The Greater Mississippi ForeignTrade Zone, Inc., grantee of FTZ 158, submitted a notification of proposed production activity on behalf of H.M. Richards, Inc. (HMRI), located in Guntown, Mississippi. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on February 28, 2013. The HMRI facility is located within Site 15 of FTZ 158 and currently has authority to conduct cut-and-sew activity using certain foreign microdenier suede upholstery fabrics to produce upholstered furniture and related parts (upholstery cover sets) on a restricted basis (see, Board Order 1599, 74 FR 263, 1–5–2009). Board Order 1599 authorized the production of upholstered furniture (sofa, chairs, and recliners) for a five-year period, with a scope of authority that only provides FTZ savings on a limited quantity (3.6 million square yards/year) of foreign origin, micro-denier suede upholstery fabric finished with a hot caustic soda solution process. All foreign upholstery fabric other than micro-denier suede fabric used in HMRI’s production within FTZ 158 is subject to full customs duties. The current request seeks to extend the company’s current FTZ authority indefinitely, with an increase to 6.5 million square yards per year for the FTZ Board-imposed limit on the volume of foreign-origin micro-denier suede upholstery fabric. 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 HMRI from customs duty payments on the foreign micro-denier suede upholstery fabric used in export production. On its domestic sales, HMRI would be able to apply the finished upholstery cover set (i.e., furniture part) or finished furniture duty rate (free) for the micro-denier suede fabric listed below. Customs duties also could E:\FR\FM\08APN1.SGM 08APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 67 (Monday, April 8, 2013)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2013-08111]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[B-29-2013]


Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 158--Vicksburg/Jackson, Mississippi; 
Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Bauhaus USA, Inc.; 
(Upholstered Furniture); Saltillo, Mississippi

    The Greater Mississippi Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc., grantee of FTZ 
158, submitted a notification of proposed production activity on behalf 
of Bauhaus USA, Inc. (Bauhaus), located in Saltillo, Mississippi. The 
notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the 
FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on February 28, 2013.
    The Bauhaus facility is located within Site 16 of FTZ 158 and 
currently has authority to conduct cut-and-sew activity using certain 
foreign micro-denier suede upholstery fabrics to produce upholstered 
furniture and related parts (upholstery cover sets) on a restricted 
basis (see, Board Order 1600, 74 FR 262-263, 1-5-2009). Board Order 
1600 authorized the production of upholstered furniture (sofa, chairs, 
and recliners) for a five-year period, with a scope of authority that 
only provides FTZ savings on a limited quantity (3.5 million square 
yards/year) of foreign origin, micro-denier suede upholstery fabric 
finished with a hot caustic soda solution process. All foreign 
upholstery fabric other than micro-denier suede fabric used in Bauhaus' 
production within FTZ 158 is subject to full customs duties.
    The current request seeks to extend the company's current FTZ 
authority indefinitely. 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 Bauhaus from customs 
duty payments on the foreign micro-denier suede upholstery fabric used 
in export production. On its domestic sales, Bauhaus would be able to 
apply the finished upholstery cover set (i.e., furniture part) or 
finished furniture duty rate (free) for the micro-denier suede fabric 
listed below. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced 
on foreign status production equipment.
    The proposed scope of authority under FTZ procedures would only 
involve micro-denier suede upholstery fabrics finished with a hot 
caustic soda solution process, as detailed in the notification (duty 
rate ranges from 2.7 to 17.2%). All other material inputs used in the 
production activity would be in domestic (duty paid) status.
    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 May 20, 2013.
    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: April 2, 2013.
Andrew McGilvray,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2013-08111 Filed 4-5-13; 8:45 am]
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