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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: May 19, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 97)]
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 an Export Trade Certificate of
SUMMARY: The Office of Export Trading Company Affairs (``OETCA''),
International Trade Administration, U.S. 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 Certificate should be issued.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey C. Anspacher, Director, Office
of Export Trading Company Affairs, International Trade Administration,
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 an amended Certificate should be issued. If the
comments include any privileged or confidential business information,
it must be clearly marked and a non-confidential version of the
comments (identified as such) should be included. Any comments not
marked privileged or confidential business information will be deemed
to be non-confidential. An original and five (5) copies, plus two (2)
copies of the non-confidential version, should be submitted no later
than 20 days after the date of this notice to: Office of Export Trading
Company Affairs, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of
email@example.com. Information submitted by any person is exempt from
disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552).
However, non-confidential 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 85-10A18.''
A summary of the application for an amendment follows.
Summary of the Application
Applicant: U.S. Shippers Association (``USSA''), P.O. Box 67, East
Texas, Pennsylvania 18046-0067.
Contact: Ronald Baumgarten, Jr., Counsel to Applicant, telephone:
Application No.: 85-10A18.
Date Deemed Submitted: May 4, 2004.
The USSA original Certificate was issued on June 3, 1986 (51 FR
20873, June 9, 1986), and last amended on April 3, 2001 (66 FR 35773,
July 9, 2001).
Proposed Amendment: USSA seeks to amend its Certificate to:
1. Add each of the following companies as a new ``Member'' of the
Certificate within the meaning of section 325.2(l) of the Regulations
(15 CFR 325.2(l) (2004)): Bayer CropScience, Research Triangle Park,
North Carolina (Controlling Entity: Bayer Corporation, Bayer
CropScience AG, D-40789 Monheim am Rhein,
Germany); ConocoPhillips, Borger, Texas; and Solvay Chemicals, Inc.,
Houston, Texas (Controlling Entity: Solvay America, Inc., Houston,
2. Change the listing of the Members of the Certificate to reflect
corporate organizational changes: Aventis Crop Science, USA LP to Bayer
CropScience (Aventis Crop Science was acquired by Bayer Corporation);
Phillips Petroleum Company merged with Conoco, Inc., to form
ConocoPhillips; and Solvay Minerals, Inc., combined with Solvay Interox
and Solvay Performance Chemicals to form Solvay Chemicals, Inc.
(Controlling Entity: Solvay America, Inc.).
3. Delete the following members: Aventis Crop Science, USA LP,
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina (Controlling Entity: Aventis
Crop Science Holding SA, 69009 Lyon, France); Phillips Petroleum
Company, Bartlesville, Oklahoma; and Solvay Minerals, Inc., Houston,
Texas (Controlling Entity: Solvay S.A., Brussels, Belgium).
Dated: May 13, 2004.
Jeffrey C. Anspacher,
Director, Office of Export Trading Company Affairs.
[FR Doc. 04-11313 Filed 5-18-04; 8:45 am]
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