5709.44 Foreign trade zone exemption.

(A) As used in this section:

(1) "Tangible personal property" means the personal property of a merchant that is required to be returned on the average basis as provided in section 5711.15 of the Revised Code, and the average value of all articles purchased, received, or otherwise held by a manufacturer for the purpose of being used in manufacturing, combining, rectifying, or refining, and the average value of all articles that were at any time manufactured or changed in any way by the taxpayer, either by combining, rectifying, or refining, or adding thereto;

(2) "Foreign trade zone" means a general purpose foreign trade zone or a special purpose subzone for which, pursuant to the "Act of June 18, 1934," 48 Stat. 998, 19 U.S.C.A. 81a , as amended, a permit for foreign trade zone status was granted before January 1, 1992, including expansions of and additions to such a zone that are adjacent to the zone as it existed on January 1, 1992, but excluding special purpose subzones for which a permit is granted on or after such date.

(B) Tangible personal property, including such property when used solely for display or demonstration purposes, shall be considered to be in the stream of foreign commerce and shall be exempt from personal property taxation while held in a foreign trade zone.

Effective Date: 03-16-1993