(50 ILCS 40/1) (from Ch. 24, par. 1361)
Sec. 1. Each of the following units of State or local government and public or private corporations shall have the power to apply to proper authorities of the United States of America pursuant to appropriate law for the right to establish, operate, maintain and lease foreign trade zones and sub-zones within its corporate limits or within limits established pursuant to agreement with proper authorities of the United States of America, as the case may be, and to establish, operate, maintain and lease such foreign trade zones and sub-zones:
(b) The Bi-State Authority, Lawrenceville - Vincennes Airport.
(c) The Waukegan Port district.
(d) The Illinois Valley Regional Port District.
(e) The Economic Development Council, Inc. located in the area of the United States Customs Port of Entry for Peoria, pursuant to authorization granted by the county boards in the geographic area served by the proposed foreign trade zone.
(f) The Greater Rockford Airport Authority.
(f-5) The Illinois Department of Transportation, with respect to the South Suburban Airport.
(g) After the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1984, any county, city, village or town within the State or a public or private corporation authorized or licensed to do business in the State or any combination thereof may apply to the Foreign Trade Zones Board, United States Department of Commerce, for the right to establish, operate and maintain a foreign trade zone and sub-zones. For the purposes of this Section, such foreign trade zone or sub-zones may be incorporated outside the corporate boundaries or be made up of areas from adjoining counties or states.
(h) No foreign trade zone may be established within 50 miles of an existing zone situated in a county with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants or within 35 miles of an existing zone situated in a county with less than 3,000,000 inhabitants, such zones having been created pursuant to this Act without the permission of the authorities which established the existing zone.
(Source: P.A. 98-109, eff. 7-25-13.)
Last modified: February 18, 2015