19 U.S. Code § 81a - Definitions
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When used in this chapter—
(b) The term “Board” means the Board which is established to carry out the provisions of this chapter. The Board shall consist of the Secretary of Commerce, who shall be chairman and executive officer of the Board, and the Secretary of the Treasury;
(d) The term “corporation” means a public corporation and a private corporation, as defined in this chapter;
(e) The term “public corporation” means a State, political subdivision thereof, a municipality, a public agency of a State, political subdivision thereof, or municipality, or a corporate municipal instrumentality of one or more States;
(f) The term “private corporation” means any corporation (other than a public corporation) which is organized for the purpose of establishing, operating, and maintaining a foreign-trade zone and which is chartered under special Act enacted after June 18, 1934, of the State or States within which it is to operate such zone;
(g) The term “applicant” means a corporation applying for the right to establish, operate, and maintain a foreign-trade zone;
(h) The term “grantee” means a corporation to which the privilege of establishing, operating, and maintaining a foreign-trade zone has been granted;
Source(June 18, 1934, ch. 590, § 1,48 Stat. 998; Pub. L. 104–201, div. A, title IX, § 910,Sept. 23, 1996, 110 Stat. 2621.)
1996—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 104–201, § 910(1), substituted “and the Secretary of the Treasury” for “the Secretary of the Treasury, and the Secretary of War”.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 104–201, § 910(2), struck out “Alaska, Hawaii,” after “Columbia,”.
This chapter is popularly known as the “Foreign Trade Zones Act”.
Floor Stocks Tax Treatment of Articles in Foreign Trade Zones
Notwithstanding this chapter, articles located in a foreign trade zone on the effective date of increases in tax under specific amendments by Pub. L. 101–508subject to floor stocks taxes under certain circumstances, see section 11218 ofPub. L. 101–508, set out as a note under section 5001 of Title 26, Internal Revenue Code.