Pursuant to its authority under the Foreign-Trade Zones Act of June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u), the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) adopts the following Order:
Whereas, the Foreign-Trade Zones Act provides for “* * * the establishment * * * of foreign-trade zones in ports of entry of the United States, to expedite and encourage foreign commerce, and for other purposes,” and authorizes the Foreign-Trade Zones Board to grant to qualified corporations the privilege of establishing foreign-trade zones in or adjacent to U.S. Customs ports of entry;
Whereas, the Board's regulations (15 CFR part 400) provide for the establishment of special-purpose subzones when existing zone facilities cannot serve the specific use involved, and when the activity results in a significant public benefit and is in the public interest;
Whereas, the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 193, has made application to the Board for authority to establish special-purpose subzone status at the gelatin capsule/pharmaceutical product manufacturing facilities of RP Scherer Corporation, located in Pinellas County, Florida (FTZ Docket 2-2000, filed 1/20/00, amended 5/17/00);
Whereas, the Board adopts the findings and recommendations of the examiner's report, and finds that the requirements of the FTZ Act and the Board's regulations are satisfied, and that approval of the application, as amended, is in the public interest;
Now, therefore, the Board hereby grants authority for subzone status at the gelatin capsule/pharmaceutical product manufacturing facility of RP Scherer Corporation, located in Pinellas County, Florida, (Subzone 193A), at the locations described in the application, as amended, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board's regulations, including § 400.28.Start Signature
Signed at Washington, DC, this 24th day of August 2000.
Troy H. Cribb,
Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, Alternate Chairman, Foreign-Trade Zones Board.
[FR Doc. 00-23003 Filed 9-6-00; 8:45 am]
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