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Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 38--Charleston, South Carolina; Notification of Proposed Production Activity, BMW Manufacturing Company, LLC (Passenger Motor Vehicles), Spartanburg, South Carolina


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Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 38--Charleston, South Carolina; Notification of Proposed Production Activity, BMW Manufacturing Company, LLC (Passenger Motor Vehicles), Spartanburg, South Carolina

Andrew McGilvray
Department of Commerce
9 August 2021


[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 150 (Monday, August 9, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Page 43520]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-16910]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[B-56-2021]


Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 38--Charleston, South Carolina; 
Notification of Proposed Production Activity, BMW Manufacturing 
Company, LLC (Passenger Motor Vehicles), Spartanburg, South Carolina

    BMW Manufacturing Company, LLC (BMW MC) submitted a notification of 
proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility in 
Spartanburg, South Carolina. The notification conforming to the 
requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was 
received on July 28, 2021.
    BMW MC already has authority to produce gasoline and diesel-powered 
motor vehicles, gasoline-powered hybrid plug-in electric motor 
vehicles, motor vehicle bodies, stamped body parts, and lithium-ion 
batteries within Subzone 38A. The current request would add finished 
products and a foreign status component to the scope of authority. 
Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), additional FTZ authority would be limited 
to the specific foreign-status 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 BMW MC 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, BMW MC 
would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures 
that apply to motor vehicle door assemblies and motor vehicle hatch 
assemblies (duty rate 2.5%). BMW MC 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 component sourced from abroad is curved thin film transistor 
liquid crystal displays (duty-free). The request indicates that the 
component may be subject to duties under Section 301 of the Trade Act 
of 1974 (Section 301), depending on the country of origin. The 
applicable 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 September 20, 
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 Christopher Wedderburn at 
Chris.Wedderburn@trade.gov.

    Dated: August 3, 2021.
Andrew McGilvray,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2021-16910 Filed 8-6-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P

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