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[Federal Register: May 23, 1995 (Volume 60, Number 99)]
[Page 27272]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []

[Order No. 741]

Grant of Authority for Subzone Status; Merck, Sharp & Dohme
Quimica de Puerto Rico, Inc. (Pharmaceuticals); Arecibo, Puerto Rico

    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 Commercial and Farm Credit and
Development Corporation of Puerto Rico, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone
61, for authority to establish special-purpose subzone status at the
pharmaceutical manufacturing facility of Merck, Sharp & Dohme Quimica
de Puerto Rico, Inc., in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, was filed by the Board
on August 9, 1993, and notice inviting public comment was given in the
Federal Register (FTZ Docket 39-93, 58 FR 44492, 8-23-93); and,

    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 61D) at the plant site of Merck, Sharp & Dohme Quimica
de Puerto Rico, Inc., in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, 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 12th day of May 1995.

Susan G. Esserman,

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

[FR Doc. 95-12594 Filed 5-22-95; 8:45 am]