Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 98-Birmingham, Alabama; Notification of Proposed Production Activity, Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc., (Electric Motor Vehicles and Battery Assemblies), Vance and Woodstock, Alabama, 32247 [2021-12803]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 115 / Thursday, June 17, 2021 / Notices Notice; (1) cancellation of meeting date and (2) change of meeting date. ACTION: The Commission on Civil Rights published a notice in the Federal Register concerning meetings of the New Jersey Advisory Committee. The meeting scheduled for Friday, June 18, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. (ET) is cancelled. The meeting scheduled for Wednesday, September 1 at 1:00 p.m. (ET) is changed to Thursday, September 2 at 1:00 p.m. (ET). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Evelyn Bohor, (202) 921–2212, ebohor@ usccr.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The notice is in the Federal Register of Thursday, February 11, 2021, in FR Doc. 2021– 02797, in the second and third columns of page 9049. SUMMARY: Dated: June 14, 2021. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2021–12827 Filed 6–16–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–46–2021] lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 98— Birmingham, Alabama; Notification of Proposed Production Activity, Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc., (Electric Motor Vehicles and Battery Assemblies), Vance and Woodstock, Alabama Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc. (MBUSI) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facilities in Vance and Woodstock, Alabama. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on June 10, 2021. MBUSI already has authority to produce passenger motor vehicles within Subzone 98A. The current request would add two finished products and various 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 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 MBUSI from customs duty payments on the foreign-status materials/components used in export VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:41 Jun 16, 2021 Jkt 253001 production. On its domestic sales, for the foreign-status materials/components noted below and in the existing scope of authority, MBUSI would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to electric passenger motor vehicles and advanced lithium-ion battery assemblies (duty rate ranges from 2.5% to 3.4%). MBUSI would be able to avoid duty on foreignstatus 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: Sealing agents; thermal compounds; information labels; elastomer-molded seals; plastic components (cable straps; insulating plates; nuts; spacers; rivets; insulation); steel U-bolts; screws (steel; threaded; hex; rounded head; thread grooving with collars; rounded head); hex bolts; assemblies (washer; battery ventilation); threaded nuts; clip-type nuts; aluminum components (flange gaskets; panel substructures); lithium-ion cell blocks; lithium-ion batteries; battery housings; rupture disks; series resistors; high voltage battery fuse links; battery fuse links; pyrotechnical switches; contactors; electrical relays; carrier plates; high voltage plugs; junction boxes; busbar controllers; busbars; battery management units; battery cell monitor units; control unit DC/DCconverters; electrical wiring harnesses; battery substructure covers; housing covers; moisture wicking non-electric air driers; cable ducts; coolant lines; electrical wiring harnesses with cable ducts; steel service cover plates for battery access; and, battery sensors (duty rate ranges from duty-free to 8.5%). 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 July 27, 2021. 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 Juanita Chen at juanita.chen@trade.gov or 202–482–1378. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 32247 Dated: June 14, 2021. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–12803 Filed 6–16–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–10–2021] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 49—Newark and Elizabeth, New Jersey; Authorization of Production Activity, Celgene Corporation (Biopharmaceuticals), Warren and Summit, New Jersey On February 12, 2021, Celgene Corporation submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facilities within Subzone 49U, in Warren and Summit, New Jersey. 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 (86 FR 11496, February 25, 2021). On June 14, 2021, 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 14, 2021. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–12806 Filed 6–16–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–12–2021] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 5—Seattle, Washington; Authorization of Production Activity; Juno Therapeutics, Inc. (Biopharmaceuticals), Bothell, Washington On February 12, 2021, Juno Therapeutics, Inc., submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility within Subzone 5C, in Bothell, Washington. 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 (86 FR 11921, March 1, E:\FR\FM\17JNN1.SGM 17JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[B-46-2021]


Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 98--Birmingham, Alabama; Notification of 
Proposed Production Activity, Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc., 
(Electric Motor Vehicles and Battery Assemblies), Vance and Woodstock, 
Alabama

    Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc. (MBUSI) submitted a 
notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its 
facilities in Vance and Woodstock, Alabama. The notification conforming 
to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) 
was received on June 10, 2021.
    MBUSI already has authority to produce passenger motor vehicles 
within Subzone 98A. The current request would add two finished products 
and various 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 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 MBUSI 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 and in the existing scope of authority, MBUSI 
would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures 
that apply to electric passenger motor vehicles and advanced lithium-
ion battery assemblies (duty rate ranges from 2.5% to 3.4%). MBUSI 
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: Sealing 
agents; thermal compounds; information labels; elastomer-molded seals; 
plastic components (cable straps; insulating plates; nuts; spacers; 
rivets; insulation); steel U-bolts; screws (steel; threaded; hex; 
rounded head; thread grooving with collars; rounded head); hex bolts; 
assemblies (washer; battery ventilation); threaded nuts; clip-type 
nuts; aluminum components (flange gaskets; panel substructures); 
lithium-ion cell blocks; lithium-ion batteries; battery housings; 
rupture disks; series resistors; high voltage battery fuse links; 
battery fuse links; pyrotechnical switches; contactors; electrical 
relays; carrier plates; high voltage plugs; junction boxes; busbar 
controllers; busbars; battery management units; battery cell monitor 
units; control unit DC/DC-converters; electrical wiring harnesses; 
battery substructure covers; housing covers; moisture wicking non-
electric air driers; cable ducts; coolant lines; electrical wiring 
harnesses with cable ducts; steel service cover plates for battery 
access; and, battery sensors (duty rate ranges from duty-free to 8.5%). 
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 July 27, 2021.
    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 Juanita Chen at 
[email protected] or 202-482-1378.

    Dated: June 14, 2021.
Andrew McGilvray,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2021-12803 Filed 6-16-21; 8:45 am]
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