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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, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 15)]


[Page 3943-3944]

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International Trade Administration


Export Trade Certificate of Review


AGENCY: International Trade Administration, Commerce.


ACTION: Notice of Application for an Export Trade Certificate of Review

from Artalex Global.



SUMMARY: Export Trading Company Affairs (``ETCA''), International Trade

Administration, Department of Commerce, has received an application for

an Export Trade Certificate of Review (``Certificate''). This notice

summarizes the conduct for which certification is sought and requests

comments relevant to whether the Certificate should be issued.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey Anspacher, Director, Export

Trading Company Affairs, International Trade Administration, by

telephone at (202) 482-5131 (this is not a toll-free number) or E-mail



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. An Export Trade 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 Export Trading Company

Act of 1982 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 a 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


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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 (5) copies, plus two (2)

copies of the nonconfidential version, should be submitted no later

than 20 days after the date of this notice to: Export Trading Company

Affairs, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of

Commerce, Room 7021-B H, Washington, DC 20230. 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

08-00001.'' A summary of the application follows.


Summary of the Application


Applicant: Artalex Global (``ARGLO''), 6632 Meadow Fawn Drive,

Converse, Texas 78109.

Contact: Gregory A. Agho, President/CEO, Telephone: (210) 384-9494.

Application No.: 08-00001.

Date Deemed Submitted: January 14, 2008.

Members (in addition to applicant): None.

ARGLO seeks a Certificate to cover the following specific Export

Trade, Export Markets, and Export Trade Activities and Methods of



Export Trade


1. Products

All Products.

2. Services

All Services.

3. Technology Rights

Technology rights, including, but not limited to, patents,

trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets that relate to Products and


4. Export Trade Facilitation Services (as they Relate to the Export

of Products, Services and Technology Rights)

Export Trade Facilitation Services, including, but not limited to,

professional services in the areas of government relations and

assistance with state and federal programs; foreign trade and business

protocol; consulting; market research and analysis; collection of

information on trade opportunities; marketing; negotiations; joint

ventures; shipping; export management; export licensing; advertising;

documentation and services related to compliance with customs

requirements; insurance and financing; trade show exhibitions;

organizational development; management and labor strategies; transfer

of technology; transportation services; and facilitating the formation

of shippers' associations.


Export Markets


The Export Markets include all parts of the world except the United

States (the fifty states of the United States, the District of

Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American

Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the

Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands).


Export Trade Activities and Methods of Operation


1. With respect to the sale of Products and Services, licensing of

Technology Rights and provision of Export Trade Facilitation Services,

ARGLO may:

a. Provide and/or arrange for the provision of Export Trade

Facilitation Services;

b. Engage in promotional and marketing activities and collect

information on trade opportunities in the Export Markets and distribute

such information to clients;

c. Enter into exclusive and/or non-exclusive licensing and/or sales

agreements with Suppliers for the export of Products, Services, and/or

Technology Rights to Export Markets;

d. Enter into exclusive and/or non-exclusive arrangements with

distributors and/or sales representatives in Export Markets;

e. Allocate export sales or divide Export Markets among Suppliers

for the sale and/or licensing of Products, Services, and/or Technology


f. Allocate export orders among Suppliers;

g. Establish the price of Products, Services, and/or Technology

Rights for sales and/or licensing in Export Markets;

h. Negotiate, enter into, and/or manage licensing agreements for

the export of Technology Rights; and

i. Enter into contracts for shipping of Products to Export Markets.

2. ARGLO may exchange information on a one-to-one basis with

individual Suppliers regarding that Supplier's inventories and near-

term production schedules for the purpose of determining the

availability of Products for export and coordinating export with



Dated: January 16, 2008.

Jeffrey Anspacher,

Director, Export Trading Company Affairs.

[FR Doc. E8-1114 Filed 1-22-08; 8:45 am]




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