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                           DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

			    Foreign-Trade Zones Board

                              (Order No. 665)

          Grant of Authority; Establishment of a Foreign-Trade Zone, 
                             Dona Ana County, NM

                        Wednesday, December 8, 1993

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, by an Act of Congress approved June 18, 1934, an Act "To provide
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," as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u) (the Act), the Foreign-Trade
Zones Board (the Board) is authorized 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 of County Commissioners of Dona Ana County, New Mexico
(the Grantee), has made application (filed 7-14-92, FTZ Docket 24-92, 57 FR
33318, 7/28/92) to the Board, requesting the establishment of a
foreign-trade zone at sites in Dona Ana County, New Mexico, (Santa Teresa
Customs Station area, adjacent to the El Paso Customs port of entry); and,

Whereas, notice inviting public comment has been given in the Federal
Register and the Board has found that the requirements of the Act and
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. 197, at the sites described in the application,
subject to the Act and the Board's regulations, including Section 400.28.
Signed at Washington, DC, this 26th day of November 1993.
Foreign-Trade Zones Board.

Ronald H. Brown,

Secretary of Commerce, Chairman and Executive Officer.

(FR Doc. 93-29954 Filed 12-7-93; 8:45 am)