Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 33-Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Swagelok Company (Finished Bar Stock), Koppel, Pennsylvania

CourtForeign-trade Zones Board
Citation86 FR 23343
Publication Date03 May 2021
Record Number2021-09229
Federal Register, Volume 86 Issue 83 (Monday, May 3, 2021)
[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 83 (Monday, May 3, 2021)]
                [Notices]
                [Pages 23343-23344]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
                [FR Doc No: 2021-09229]
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                DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                Foreign-Trade Zones Board
                [B-34-2021]
                Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 33--Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania;
                Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Swagelok Company
                (Finished Bar Stock), Koppel, Pennsylvania
                 Swagelok Company (Swagelok) submitted a notification of proposed
                production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility in Koppel,
                Pennsylvania. The notification conforming to the requirements of the
                regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on April 22,
                2021.
                 The Swagelok facility is located within Subzone 33F. The facility
                is used for production of finished bar stock from unprocessed bar
                stock, including annealing, drawing, and cutting-to-size. Pursuant to
                15 CFR 400.14(b), FTZ activity 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 Swagelok 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, Swagelok would be able to choose the duty rates
                during customs entry procedures that apply to: Forged non alloy steel
                bar; bars and rods of iron or non alloy steel; carbon steel bar stock,
                forged rods, and cold finished steel bar; circular hot rolled stainless
                steel; hot formed or extruded hot rolled stainless steel; cold formed
                stainless steel bar; stainless steel bar stock, circular bars or rods;
                circular or hex brass bar stock; square copper alloy bar stock; nickel
                alloy bar stock; and, aluminum bar stock more than 10 mm in diameter
                (duty rate ranges from duty-free to 5.0%). Swagelok 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: Unfinished
                forged non alloy steel bar; unfinished bars and rods of iron or non
                alloy steel; unfinished carbon steel bar stock, forged rods, and cold
                finished steel bar; unfinished circular hot rolled stainless steel;
                unfinished hot formed or extruded hot rolled stainless steel;
                unfinished cold formed stainless steel bar; unfinished stainless steel
                bar stock, circular bars or rods; unfinished circular or hex brass bar
                stock; unfinished square copper alloy bar stock; unfinished nickel
                alloy bar stock; and, unfinished aluminum bar stock more than 10 mm in
                diameter (duty rate ranges from duty-free to 5.0%). The request
                indicates that some components may be subject to an antidumping/
                countervailing duty (AD/CVD) order if imported from certain countries.
                The FTZ Board's regulations (15 CFR 400.14(e)) require that merchandise
                subject to AD/CVD orders, or items which would be otherwise subject to
                suspension of liquidation under AD/CVD procedures if they entered U.S.
                customs territory, be admitted to the zone in privileged foreign (PF)
                status (19 CFR 146.41). The request also 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 PF status.
                 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 June 14, 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.
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                 For further information, contact Juanita Chen at
                [email protected] or 202-482-1378.
                 Dated: April 27, 2021.
                Andrew McGilvray,
                Executive Secretary.
                [FR Doc. 2021-09229 Filed 4-30-21; 8:45 am]
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