[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 116 (Monday, June 19, 2017)]
[Page 27796]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-12655]



Foreign-Trade Zones Board


Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 283--West Tennessee Area; Notification 
of Proposed Production Activity; MTD Consumer Group Inc. (Landscaping 
Equipment and Off-Road Utility Vehicles); Martin, Tennessee

    MTD Consumer Group Inc. (MTD) submitted a notification of proposed 
production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility in Martin, 
Tennessee. The notification conforming to the requirements of the 
regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on June 1, 
    The applicant indicates that it will be submitting a separate 
application for FTZ designation at the MTD facility under FTZ 283. The 
facility is used for the production of power landscaping equipment and 
off-road utility vehicles. 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 MTD from customs duty 
payments on the foreign-status components used in export production. On 
its domestic sales, for the foreign-status inputs noted below, MTD 
would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures 
that apply to: Blowers; snow thrower attachments; snow throwers; dozer 
blades; electric lawn mowers; riding lawn mowers; walk behind mowers; 
deck casters; electric deck lift systems; lawn mower seats; mower 
discharge restrictors; mower stripping kits; mowing decks; weight kits; 
chipper shredder vacuums; edgers; log splitters; off-road utility 
vehicle; utility vehicle doors; utility vehicle roof kits; utility 
vehicle wheels; utility vehicle rims; utility vehicle head rests; light 
kits; water pumps; power washers; tillers; de-thatchers; and, aerators 
(duty rates range from free to 6%). Customs duties also could possibly 
be deferred or reduced on foreign-status production equipment.
    The components and materials sourced from abroad include: Plastic 
hoses; rubber hoses; rubber tires for lawn and garden equipment and 
all-terrain vehicles; rubber inner tubes; rubber o-rings; rubber oil 
seals; rubber water seals; steel hydraulic fittings; steel pipe 
fittings; steel banjo fittings; steel cables; steel bolts; steel 
screws; steel nuts; steel pins; steel springs; steel ferrules; gasoline 
engines; engine cylinders; exhaust pipes; hydraulic cylinders; 
hydraulic pumps; spacers; blower wheels; filter inlets; oil filters; 
fuel filters; air filters; jack stands; block joints; tiller wheels; 
tiller tines; tiller handles; axle pivots; ball joints; brake pedals; 
bumpers; gas cylinder dampers; gear housings; hubs; hub caps; mower 
axles; mower tie rods; pivot bars; pivot knuckles; steering arms; 
steering columns; steering housings; mechanical tubing; mower wheels; 
hitch coupling assemblies; log splitter cylinder mounts; log splitter 
stress plates; log splitter wedges; mechanical tubing; wheel spindles; 
log splitter wheels; hydraulic valves; ball bearings; shafts; steering 
rod ends; gearboxes; pulleys; gear housings; electric motors; steering 
assemblies; control panels; wiring harnesses; bumpers; seat belts; 
brake calipers; road wheels for lawn and garden equipment and utility 
vehicles; pivot knuckles; shock absorbers; ball joints; brake hoses; 
exhaust pipes; wheel hubs; and, indicator gauges (duty rates range from 
free to 9%).
    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 July 31, 2017.
    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 Diane Finver at 
[email protected] or (202) 482-1367.

    Dated: June 13, 2017.
Andrew McGilvray,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-12655 Filed 6-16-17; 8:45 am]