THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

2020

TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE, 2014

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to economic development.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. The Hawaii Revised Statutes is amended by adding a new chapter to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"Chapter

Agricultural foreign-trade zone

   -1 Purpose. An agricultural foreign-trade zone can assist businesses with warehouse savings, import and export resources, manufacturing incentives, and export financing. Foreign-trade zones are intended to make United States companies more competitive globally by offsetting customs advantages available to overseas producers that compete with the domestic industry.

   -2 Agricultural foreign-trade zone; established; boundaries. In accordance with the requirements of chapter 212, there is established an agricultural foreign-trade zone. The agricultural foreign-trade zone shall be restricted to the parcels of land identified by the following tax map keys: 7-1-002-099, 7-1-002-023, and 7-1-002-004.

   -3 Jurisdiction. Any law to the contrary notwithstanding, the foreign-trade zone division of the department of business, economic development, and tourism shall have jurisdiction and administrative authority over the area described in section    -2 being used as a foreign-trade zone.

   -4 Benefits. The foreign-trade zone benefits shall apply to all businesses operating within the agricultural foreign-trade zone whose services relate to agriculture."

SECTION 2. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Agricultural Foreign-Trade Zone; Economic Development; Establishment

 

Description:

Establishes an agricultural foreign-trade zone; specifies boundaries, jurisdiction, and benefits.

 

 

 

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