Foreign Trade Zone Application Notices


Zone:100* Subzone Number:00E
Publication Date:06/28/2019Date Created:
Location:Greenville OHCompany:Whirlpool Corporation
Status:CompletedDocket: B-040-2019
Subject:FTZ 100--Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Whirlpool Corporation (Small Appliances), Greenville, Ohio
Application:Doc. B-40-2019 Notification.pdfDoc. B-40-2019 Notification.pdf
Attachment Sizes:Filename: Doc. B-40-2019 Notification.pdf Size: 0.35 Mb


Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 125 (Friday, June 28, 2019)  
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 125 (Friday, June 28, 2019)]
[Page 31021]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2019-13861]



Foreign-Trade Zones Board


Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 100--Dayton, Ohio; Notification of
Proposed Production Activity; Whirlpool Corporation (Small Appliances),
Greenville, Ohio

    Whirlpool Corporation (Whirlpool) submitted a notification of
proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility in
Greenville, Ohio. The notification conforming to the requirements of
the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on June
19, 2019.
   The applicant indicates that it will be submitting a separate
application for FTZ designation at the company's facility under FTZ
100. The Whirlpool facility is used for the production of small
appliances. 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 Whirlpool from customs
duty payments on the foreign-status components used in export
production. On its domestic sales, for the foreign-status materials/
components noted below, Whirlpool would be able to choose the duty

rates during customs entry procedures that apply to: Blenders; hand
blenders; stand mixers; blender jars; cabinet tops; domes and blades;
lower housings and gearings; attachment packs; planetary gears and
shafts; lower gearcases; and, seals and couplers (duty rate ranges from
2.5 to 4.2%). Whirlpool 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 components and materials sourced from abroad include: Plastic
cases; plastic knobs; plastic seals; plastic grommets; plastic lids;
cardboard boxes; literature (use and care guides); cotton cloth covers
not knitted or crocheted; cotton cloth covers; cloth covers; non-woven
cotton cloth bags; steel screws; slicer/blade attachments; steel wall
brackets; scale and sifter attachments; bearing retainers; transmission
shafts; pinion gears; worm gears; bevel gears; DC motors between 18.65W
and 14.92kW; Universal AC/DC motors greater than 74.6W; single-phase AC

gear motors; single-phase AC motors; electrical armatures; lithium-ion
batteries; stand mixer attachments and bowls; heating resistors;
heating elements; electronic switches; rotary switches; pushbutton
switches; slide switches; control panels/user interfaces; power cords;
carbon brushes; and, cleaning brushes (duty rate ranges from duty-free
to 9.9%). The request indicates that cotton cloth covers not knitted or
crocheted, cotton cloth covers, cloth covers, and lithium-ion batteries
will be admitted to the zone in privileged foreign status (19 CFR
146.41), thereby precluding inverted tariff benefits on such items. The
request also indicates that certain materials/components are subject to
special 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.
   Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions
shall be addressed to the Board's Executive Secretary and sent to: The closing period for their receipt is August 7, 2019.
   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
   For further information, contact Elizabeth Whiteman at or (202) 482-0473.

    Dated: June 25, 2019.
Andrew McGilvray,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-13861 Filed 6-27-19; 8:45 am]