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[Federal Register: November 25, 1994]


[Order No. 708]

Grant of Authority for Subzone Status; Merck & Co., Inc.
(Pharmaceuticals), West Point, PA

    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's regulations (15 CFR Part 400) provide for the
establishment of special-purpose subzones when existing zone facilities
cannot serve the specific use involved;
    Whereas, an application from the Philadelphia Regional Port
Authority, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 35, for authority to establish
special-purpose subzone status at the pharmaceutical manufacturing
facilities of Merck & Co., Inc., in West Point, Pennsylvania, was filed
by the Board on July 1, 1993, and notice inviting public comment was
given in the Federal Register (FTZ Docket 29-93, 58 FR 38749, 7-20-93);
    Whereas, the Board has found that the requirements of the FTZ Act
and Board's regulations are satisfied, and that approval of the
application is in the public interest;
    Now, therefore, the Board hereby authorizes the establishment of a
subzone (Subzone 35B) at the plant site of Merck & Co., Inc., in West
Point, Pennsylvania, at the location described in the application,
subject to the FTZ Act and the Board's regulations, including
Sec. 400.28.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 14th day of November 1994.
Susan G. Esserman,
Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, Alternate
Chairman, Foreign-Trade Zones Board.

John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 94-29102 Filed 11-23-94; 8:45 am]