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EXPORT TRADING COMPANY AFFAIRS (ETCA)
The Export Trade Certificate of Review Program - The Competitive Edge for U.S. Exporters
[Federal Register: January 23, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 15)]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
International Trade Administration
Export Trade Certificate of Review
ACTION: Notice of application to amend certificate.
SUMMARY: The Office of Export Trading Company Affairs (``OETCA''),
International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, has
received an application to amend an Export Trade Certificate of Review
(``Certificate''). This notice summarizes the proposed amendment and
requests comments relevant to whether the amended Certificate should be
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Vanessa M. Bachman, Acting Director,
Office of Export Trading Company Affairs, International Trade
Administration by phone at (202) 482-5131 (this is not a toll-free
number) or E-mail at email@example.com.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title III of the Export Trading Company Act
of 1982 (15 U.S.C. 4001-21) authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to
issue Export Trade Certificates of Review. A Certificate of Review
protects the holder and the members identified in the Certificate from
state and federal government antitrust actions and from private, treble
damage antitrust actions for the export conduct specified in the
Certificate and carried out in compliance with its terms and
conditions. Section 302(b)(1) of the Act and 15 CFR 325.6(a) require
the Secretary to publish a notice in the Federal Register identifying
the applicant and summarizing its proposed export conduct.
Request for Public Comments
Interested parties may submit written comments relevant to the
determination whether an amended Certificate should be issued. If the
comments include any privileged or confidential business information,
it must be clearly marked and a nonconfidential version of the comments
(identified as such) should be included. Any comments not marked
privileged or confidential business information will be deemed to be
nonconfidential. An original and five copies, plus two copies of the
nonconfidential version, should be submitted no later than 20 days
after the date of this notice in writing to: Office of Export Trading
Company Affairs, International Trade Administration, Department of
Commerce, Room 1104H, Washington, D.C. 20230, or transmitted by E-mail
to firstname.lastname@example.org. Information submitted by any person is exempt
from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552).
However, nonconfidential versions of the comments will be made
available to the applicant if necessary for determining whether or not
to issue the Certificate. Comments should refer to this application as
``Export Trade Certificate of Review, application number 97-4A003.''
The Association for the Administration of Rice Quotas, Inc.
(``AARQ'') original Certificate was issued on January 21, 1998 (63 FR
4223, January 28, 1998) and last amended on June 1, 2000 (65 FR 36410,
June 8, 2000). A summary of the application for an amendment follows.
Summary of the Application
Applicant: The Association for the Administration of Rice Quotas,
Inc. (``AARQ''), c/o Ludovico Manfredi, Newfieldrice, Inc., 1401
Brickell Avenue, Suite 332, Miami, FL 33131.
Contact: M. Jean Anderson, Esquire, Telephone: (202) 682-7217.
Application No.: 97-4A003.
Date Deemed Submitted: January 10, 2001.
Proposed Amendment: AARQ seeks to amend its Certificate to:
1. Add the following companies as new ``Members'' of the
Certificate within the meaning of section 325.2(1) of the Regulations
(15 CFR 325.2(1)): Alliance Grain, Inc., Voorhees, NJ (Controlling
Entity: ConAgra Foods, Inc., Omaha); Associated Rice Marketing
Cooperative, Durham, CA; California Rice Marketing, LLC, Sacramento,
CA; The Sun Valley Rice Co., LLC, Arbuckle;
2. Delete the following company as a ``Member'' of the Certificate
within the meaning of section 325.2(1) of the Regulations (15 CFR
325.2(1)): ContiGroup Companies, Inc., New York, New York;
3. Change the listings of the current Members as follows: ``AC
HUMKO, Corp., Cordova, Tennessee'' should be amended to ``ACH Food
Companies, Inc., Cordova, Tennessee;'' ``California Commodity Traders,
LLC, Sacramento, California'' should be amended to ``California
Commodity Traders, LLC, Robbins, California and its affiliate, American
Commodity Company, LLC, Robbins, California;'' ``ConAgra, Inc. for the
activities of KBC Trading and Processing Company, Stockton,
California'' should be amended to ``ConAgra Foods, Inc., Omaha,
Nebraska, and its subsidiary, Alliance Grain, Inc., Voorhees, New
Jersey;'' ``Kennedy Rice Dryers, Inc., Mer Rouge, Louisiana'' should be
amended to ``Kennedy Rice Dryers, L.L.C., Mer Rouge, Louisiana;''
``Kitoku America, Inc., Davis, California (a subsidiary of Kitoku Co.,
Ltd.)'' should be amended to ``Kitoku America, Inc., Davis, California
(a subsidiary of Kitoku Shinryo Co., Ltd.);'' ``Newfield Partners Ltd.,
Miami, Florida'' should be amended to ``Newfieldrice, Inc., Miami,
Florida;'' ``The Connell Company, Westfield, New Jersey'' should be
amended to ``The Connell Company, Berkeley Heights, New Jersey.''
Dated: January 16, 2001.
Vanessa M. Bachman,
Acting Director, Office of Export Trading Company Affairs.
[FR Doc. 01-1844 Filed 1-22-01; 8:45 am]
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