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US Department of Commerce Title 15 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Now, Therefore, the Board hereby orders: Foreign-Trade Zones Board Order No. 4, as amended on February 6, 1939, is rescinded, as of this date.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 Attest: John J. DaPonte, Jr. Acting Executive Secretary