[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 116 (Monday, June 19, 2017)]
[Pages 27797-27798]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-12656]



Foreign-Trade Zones Board


Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 68--El Paso, Texas; Notification of 
Proposed Production Activity; PGTEX USA, Inc.; (Fiber Glass Fabrics); 
El Paso, Texas

    PGTEX USA, Inc. (PGTEX) submitted a notification of proposed 
production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility in El Paso, 
Texas, within FTZ 68. The notification conforming to the requirements 
of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on May 
19, 2017.
    The PGTEX already has authority to produce fiber glass fabrics 
within Site 3 of FTZ 68. The current request would add glass fiber 
rovings as an input to the scope of authority. Pursuant to 15 CFR 
400.14(b), additional FTZ authority would be limited to the specific 
foreign-status material described in the submitted notification (as 
described below) and subsequently authorized by the FTZ Board.
    Production under FTZ procedures could exempt PGTEX from customs 
duty payments on the glass fiber rovings used in export production. The 
applicant indicates that the foreign-sourced glass fiber rovings (HTSUS 
7019.12, duty rate 4.8%) will be admitted to the FTZ in privileged 
foreign status (19 CFR 146.41), which would require payment of the 
original duty rate on the glass fiber rovings incorporated into a 
finished product on which entry from the FTZ was subsequently made. 
Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign-
status production equipment.
    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.

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    For further information, contact Diane Finver at 
[email protected] or (202) 482-1367.

    Dated: June 13, 2017.
Andrew McGilvray,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-12656 Filed 6-16-17; 8:45 am]