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Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[Order No. 1784]

Grant of Authority for Subzone Status; LVMH Watch and Jewelry U.S.A., Inc.; (Watches, Jewelry Products and Leather Goods) Springfield, NJ

Whereas,the Foreign-Trade Zones Act provides 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," and authorizes the Foreign-Trade Zones Board to grant to qualified corporations the privilege of establishing foreign-trade zones in or adjacent to U.S. Customs and Border Protection 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, and when the activity results in a significant public benefit and is in the public interest;

Whereas,the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 49, has made application to the Board for authority to establish a special-purpose subzone at the warehouse and distribution facility of LVMH Watch and Jewelry U.S.A., Inc., located in Springfield, New Jersey (FTZ Docket 5-2011, filed 1-14-2011);

Whereas,notice inviting public comment has been given in theFederal Register(76 FR 4284, 1-25-2011) and the application has been processed pursuant to the FTZ Act and the Board's regulations; and,

Whereas,the Board adopts the findings and recommendations of the examiner's report, and finds that therequirements of the FTZ Act and Board's regulations are satisfied, and that the proposal is in the public interest;

Now, Therefore,the Board hereby grants authority for subzone status for activity related to watch, jewelry and leather goods warehousing and distribution at the facility of LVMH Watch and Jewelry U.S.A, Inc., located in Springfield, New Jersey (Subzone 49M), as described in the application andFederal Registernotice, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board's regulations, including Section 400.28.

Signed at Washington, DC, this 30 day of September 2011. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, Alternate Chairman, Foreign-Trade Zones Board.