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Grant of Authority for Subzone Status, Midwest Quality Gloves, Inc. (Distribution of Gloves, Raingear, Footwear, and Garden Accessories), Chillicothe and Hamilton, Missouri

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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 Greater Kansas City Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc., grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 15, has made application to the Board for authority to establish a special-purpose subzone at the warehousing and distribution facilities of Midwest Quality Gloves, Inc., located in Chillicothe and Hamilton, Missouri (FTZ Docket 38-2004, filed 8/24/04);

Whereas, notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register (69 FR 53406-53407, 9/1/04); 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;

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Now, therefore, the Board hereby grants authority for subzone status for activity related to the distribution of glove, raingear, footwear and garden accessories at the warehousing facilities of Midwest Quality Gloves, Inc., located in Chillicothe and Hamilton, Missouri (Subzone 15H), as described in the application, and subject to the FTZ Act and the Board's regulations, including Sec. 400.28.

Signed at Washington, DC, this 18th day of July, 2005.

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Joseph A. Spetrini,

Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, Alternate Chairman, Foreign-Trade Zones Board.


Dennis Puccinelli,

Executive Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 05-14876 Filed 7-26-05; 8:45 am]