Chapter 24.46 RCW

FOREIGN TRADE ZONES

Sections

24.46.010Legislative findingIntent.
24.46.020Application for permission to establish, operate and maintain foreign trade zones authorized.

NOTES:

Operation of foreign trade zones by port districts: RCW 53.08.030.


Legislative findingIntent.

It is the finding of the legislature that foreign trade zones serve an important public purpose by the creation of employment opportunities within the state and that the establishment of zones designed to accomplish this purpose is to be encouraged. It is the further intent of the legislature that the *department of community, trade, and economic development provide assistance to entities planning to apply to the United States for permission to establish such zones.

NOTES:

*Reviser's note: The "department of community, trade, and economic development" was renamed the "department of commerce" by 2009 c 565.
Effective dateSeverability1985 c 466: See notes following RCW 43.31.125.
Effective date1977 ex.s. c 196: "This 1977 amendatory act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, and safety, the support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and shall take effect on July 1, 1977." [ 1977 ex.s. c 196 § 8.]



Application for permission to establish, operate and maintain foreign trade zones authorized.

A nonprofit corporation or organization, as zone sponsor, may apply to the United States for permission to establish, operate, and maintain foreign trade zones: PROVIDED, That nothing herein shall be construed to prevent these zones from being operated and financed by a private corporation(s) on behalf of said nonprofit corporation acting as zone sponsor.

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Effective date1977 ex.s. c 196: See note following RCW 24.46.010.