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 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 Koochiching Economic Development Authority (the Grantee), a Minnesota public corporation, has made application to the Board (FTZ Docket 22-2003, filed 4/30/03), requesting the establishment of a foreign-trade zone at sites in Koochiching County, Minnesota, within the International Falls-Ranier Customs port of entry;
Whereas, notice inviting public comment has been given in the Federal Register (68 FR 23952, 5/6/03); and,
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 is in the public interest;
Now, therefore, the Board hereby grants to the Grantee the privilege of establishing a foreign-trade zone, designated on the records of the Board as Foreign-Trade Zone No. 259, at the sites described in the application, and subject to the Act and the Board's regulations, including § 400.28.Start Signature
Signed at Washington, DC, this 28th day of November, 2003.
Foreign-Trade Zones Board.
Donald I. Evans,
Secretary of Commerce, Chairman and Executive Officer.
[FR Doc. 03-30492 Filed 12-8-03; 8:45 am]
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