Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 83-Huntsville, Alabama; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc. (Household Refrigerators); Decatur, Alabama, 39163 [2020-14006]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 126 / Tuesday, June 30, 2020 / Notices Board for its facility within FTZ 116, in Port Arthur, Texas. The notification was processed in accordance with the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR part 400), including notice in the Federal Register inviting public comment (85 FR 16054, March 20, 2020). On June 25, 2020, the applicant was notified of the FTZ Board’s decision that no further review of the activity is warranted at this time. The production activity described in the notification was authorized, subject to the FTZ Act and the FTZ Board’s regulations, including Section 400.14. Dated: June 25, 2020. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–14039 Filed 6–29–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–40–2020] khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 83— Huntsville, Alabama; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc. (Household Refrigerators); Decatur, Alabama Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc. (Haier) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility in Decatur, Alabama. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on June 18, 2020. Haier (previously approved as General Electric Company) already has authority to produce household refrigerators within Subzone 83D. 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 Haier 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, Haier would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to household refrigerators (duty-free). Haier would be able to avoid duty on foreign-status components which become scrap/waste. Customs duties VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:18 Jun 29, 2020 Jkt 250001 also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign-status production equipment. The materials/components sourced from abroad include: Cyclopentane; stainless steel blanks; iron and steel refrigerator handle mounts; iron and steel screws; rivets for axle wheels; steel pins; iron and steel retainer clips for compressors; aluminum hot stamping foil; aluminum logos/name plates; steel pin hinges; aluminum wire forms; rubber evaporator fan grommets; steel nutstrip hinges; plastic control knobs; plastic door stops; icemaker receptacle covers; refrigerator bifurcated dryers; refrigerator dryers for sealed systems; capacitors; overload positive temperature coefficient resistor combos; light bulbs; defrost heaters with harness; and, timers (duty rate ranges from duty free to 6.2%). The request indicates that certain materials/components are subject to duties under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (Section 232) or Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 (Section 301), depending on the country of origin. The applicable Section 232 and Section 301 decisions require subject merchandise to be admitted to FTZs in privileged foreign status (19 CFR 146.41). Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary and sent to: ftz@trade.gov. The closing period for their receipt is August 10, 2020. A copy of the notification will be available for public inspection in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the Board’s website, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Diane Finver at Diane.Finver@trade.gov or (202) 482–1367. Dated: June 23, 2020. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–14006 Filed 6–29–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–12–2020] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 87—Lake Charles, Louisiana; Authorization of Production Activity; Lake Charles LNG Export Company, LLC (Liquified Natural Gas Processing); Lake Charles, Louisiana On February 24, 2020, Lake Charles LNG Export Company, LLC, submitted a notification of proposed production PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39163 activity to the FTZ Board for its facility within FTZ 87, in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The notification was processed in accordance with the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR part 400), including notice in the Federal Register inviting public comment (85 FR 13859–13860, March 10, 2020). On June 23, 2020, the applicant was notified of the FTZ Board’s decision that no further review of the activity is warranted at this time. The production activity described in the notification was authorized, subject to the FTZ Act and the FTZ Board’s regulations, including § 400.14. Dated: June 23, 2020. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–14002 Filed 6–29–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–41–2020] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 22— Chicago, Illinois; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Volflex, Inc. (Flexible Packaging), Mokena, Illinois The Illinois International Port District, grantee of FTZ 22, submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board on behalf of Volflex, Inc. (Volflex), located in Mokena, Illinois. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on June 22, 2020. The grantee has submitted a separate application for FTZ designation at the company’s facility under FTZ 22. The facility is used for the production of flexible packaging in the form of aluminum laminated products. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), FTZ activity would be limited to the specific foreign-status material/component 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 Volflex from customs duty payments on the foreign-status material/component used in export production. On its domestic sales, for the foreign-status material/component noted below, Volflex would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to aluminum radiant barriers, food wrap, and bag stock (duty rate ranges from duty-free to 5.7%). Volflex would be E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[B-40-2020]


Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 83--Huntsville, Alabama; Notification of 
Proposed Production Activity; Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc. 
(Household Refrigerators); Decatur, Alabama

    Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc. (Haier) submitted a notification 
of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility in 
Decatur, Alabama. The notification conforming to the requirements of 
the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on June 
18, 2020.
    Haier (previously approved as General Electric Company) already has 
authority to produce household refrigerators within Subzone 83D. 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 Haier 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, Haier would be able to choose the duty rates 
during customs entry procedures that apply to household refrigerators 
(duty-free). Haier 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 include: Cyclopentane; 
stainless steel blanks; iron and steel refrigerator handle mounts; iron 
and steel screws; rivets for axle wheels; steel pins; iron and steel 
retainer clips for compressors; aluminum hot stamping foil; aluminum 
logos/name plates; steel pin hinges; aluminum wire forms; rubber 
evaporator fan grommets; steel nutstrip hinges; plastic control knobs; 
plastic door stops; icemaker receptacle covers; refrigerator bifurcated 
dryers; refrigerator dryers for sealed systems; capacitors; overload 
positive temperature coefficient resistor combos; light bulbs; defrost 
heaters with harness; and, timers (duty rate ranges from duty free to 
6.2%). The request indicates that certain materials/components are 
subject to duties under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 
(Section 232) or Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 (Section 301), 
depending on the country of origin. The applicable Section 232 and 
Section 301 decisions require subject merchandise to be admitted to 
FTZs in privileged foreign status (19 CFR 146.41).
    Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions 
shall be addressed to the Board's Executive Secretary and sent to: 
[email protected]. The closing period for their receipt is August 10, 2020.
    A copy of the notification will be available for public inspection 
in the ``Reading Room'' section of the Board's website, which is 
accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz.
    For further information, contact Diane Finver at 
[email protected] or (202) 482-1367.

    Dated: June 23, 2020.
Andrew McGilvray,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2020-14006 Filed 6-29-20; 8:45 am]
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