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Resolution RS2018-1448

A resolution approving an agreement between the Metropolitan Government and Calsonic Kansei North America, Inc., for operation of a foreign-trade zone site and for approval of amendments and future foreign-trade zone agreements by resolution.

WHEREAS, The Metropolitan Government is authorized to establish, operate, and maintain foreign trade zones and subzones pursuant to T.C.A. § 7-85-101 et seq.; and,

WHEREAS, The Metropolitan Government is the grantee for Foreign-Trade Zone No. 78 as successor to the Metropolitan Nashville Port Authority; and,

WHEREAS, Calsonic Kansei North America, Inc. wishes to operate within Foreign-Trade Zone No.78 and has requested The Metropolitan Government’s assistance in establishing a Foreign-Trade subzone; and,

WHEREAS, Calsonic Kansei North America, Inc. has prepared an application to the Foreign- Trade Zones Board of the U.S. Department of Commerce; and,

WHEREAS, Calsonic Kansei North America, Inc. has entered into a Foreign-Trade Zone Operations Agreement with The Metropolitan Government to operate a Foreign-Trade Subzone, a copy of which is attached hereto; and,

WHEREAS, Metropolitan Code of Laws § 6.14.020 allows agreements for the operation and maintenance of foreign-trade zones and subzones to be approved by the Metropolitan Council by a resolution receiving at least twenty-one (21) votes;


Section 1. The Metropolitan Council hereby approves The Foreign-Trade Zone Operations Agreement attached hereto, and the Metropolitan Mayor is hereby authorized to execute said agreement.

Section 2. The Metropolitan Mayor, or his designee, is authorized and directed on behalf of the Grantee to do and perform all acts and to execute and deliver all instruments and documents necessary or convenient on behalf of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County and take such further action as deemed appropriate incident to establishing the subzone.

Section 3. That any amendment to the Agreement approved herein may be approved by resolution of the Metropolitan Council receiving twenty-one (21) votes.

Section 4. That this Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.


Tanaka Vercher, Erica Gilmore

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Legislative History

Referred toBudget and Finance Committee

IntroducedOctober 16, 2018

AdoptedOctober 16, 2018

ApprovedOctober 22, 2018

ByMayor Briley's signature

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Last Modified: 01/11/2019 12:03 PM