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 Board of Harbor Commissioners of the City of Los Angeles (California), grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 202, has made application to the Board for authority to establish special-purpose subzone status at the warehousing and distribution facility (home furnishings and accessories) of IKEA Wholesale Inc., located in Lebec, California (FTZ Docket 6-2005, filed 1/21/2005);
Whereas, notice inviting public comment has been given in the Federal Register (70 FR 5605-5606, 2/3/2005); 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 would be in the public interest;
Now, therefore, the Board hereby grants authority for subzone status for distribution activity involving home furnishings and accessories at the warehousing/distribution facility of IKEA Wholesale Inc., located in Lebec, Start Printed Page 72292California (Subzone 202D), as described in the application and Federal Register notice, and subject to the FTZ Act and the Board's regulations, including § 400.28.Start Signature
Signed at Washington, DC, this 17th day of November, 2005.
Joseph A. Spetrini,
Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, Alternate Chairman, Foreign-Trade Zones Board.
[FR Doc. E5-6782 Filed 12-1-05; 8:45 am]
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