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[Federal Register: March 4, 1996 (Volume 61, Number 43)]
[Page 8237]
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Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Order No. 803]

Grant of Authority for Subzone Status Mercedes-Benz U.S.
International, Inc. (Motor Vehicles), Tuscaloosa County, Alabama

    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 City of Birmingham, Alabama,
grantee of Foreign Trade Zone 98, for authority to establish special-
purpose subzone status at the motor vehicle manufacturing plant of
Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc., in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama,
was filed by the Board on February 16, 1995, and notice inviting public
comment was given in the Federal Register (FTZ Docket 6-95, 60 FR
11070, 3-1-95); and,
    Whereas, the Board adopts the findings and recommendations of the
examiner's report, and finds 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 98A) at the Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc.,
plant, in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, 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 21st day of February 1996.
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. 96-4980 Filed 3-1-96; 8:45 am]