US Department of Commerce
FOREIGN-TRADE ZONES BOARD
ORDER NO. 142
Authorization to Conduct Gold Processing Operations
in US Foreign-Trade Zones
Pursuant to its authority under the Foreign-Trade Zones Act of June 18, 1934, as amended (19
USC 81a-81u), and the Foreign-Trade Zones Board Regulations (15 CFR Part 400), the Foreign-
Trade Zones Board (the Board) adopts the following order:
Whereas, Foreign-Trade Zones Board Order No. 4, dated October 21, 1937 (2 FR 2784), imposed
restrictions relative to the handling of gold and silver in US Foreign-Trade Zones;
Whereas, Board Order No. 4 was amended on February 6, 1939 (4 FR 541), to remove the
restriction on silver operations in zones, retaining the restriction on gold; and
Whereas, Public Law 93-373 (effective December 31, 1974) removed all restrictions on the
importation, processing, or private ownership of gold;
Now, Therefore, the Board hereby orders:
Foreign-Trade Zones Board Order No. 4, as amended on February 6, 1939, is rescinded,
as of this date.
Signed at Washington, DC this 12th day of March, 1979.
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Chairman and Executive Officer
John J. DaPonte, Jr.
Acting Executive Secretary