(70 ILCS 1837/40)
    Sec. 40. Export trading companies. The District is authorized and empowered to establish, organize, own, acquire, participate in, operate, sell, and transfer export trading companies, whether as shareholder, partner, or co-venturer, alone or in cooperation with the federal, state, or local governmental authorities, federal, state, or national banking associations, or any other public or private corporation or person. Export trading companies and all of the property thereof, wholly or partly owned, directly or indirectly, by the District, shall have the same privileges and immunities as accorded to the District; and export trading companies may borrow money or obtain financial assistance from private lenders or federal and state governmental authorities or issue general obligation and revenue bonds with the same kinds of security, and in accordance with the same procedures, restrictions, and privileges applicable when the District obtains financial assistance or issues bonds for any of its other authorized purposes. Export trading companies may, if necessary or desirable, apply for certification under Title II or Title III of the Export Trading Company Act of 1982.
(Source: P.A. 96-1522, eff. 2-14-11.)