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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: July 1, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 126)]
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, 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 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 (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: Office of Export Trading Company
Affairs, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce,
Room 1104H, 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 84-14A12.''
Northwest Fruit Exporters' (``NFE'') original Certificate was
issued on June 11, 1984 (49 FR 24581, June 14, 1984) and previously
amended on May 2, 1988 (53 FR 16306, May 6, 1988); September 21, 1988
(53 FR 37628, September 27, 1988); September 20, 1989 (54 FR 39454,
September 26, 1989); November 19, 1992 (57 FR 55510, November 25,
1992); August 16, 1994 (59 FR 43093, August 22, 1994); November 4, 1996
(61 FR 57850, November 8, 1996); October 22, 1997 (62 FR 55783, October
28, 1997); November 2, 1998 (63 FR 60304, November 9, 1998); October
20, 1999 (64 FR 57438, October 25, 1999); October 16, 2000 (65 FR
63567, October 24, 2000); October 5, 2001 (66 FR 52111, October 12,
2001); and October 3, 2002 (67 FR 62957, October 9, 2002). A summary of
the application for an amendment follows.
Summary of the Application
Applicant: Northwest Fruit Exporters, 105 South 18th Street, Suite
227, Yakima, Washington 98901-2149.
Contact: James R. Archer, Manager, Telephone: (509) 576-8004,
Application No.: 84-14A12.
Date Deemed Submitted: June 20, 2003.
Proposed Amendment: Northwest Fruit Exporters seeks to amend its
1. Add each of the following companies as a new ``Member'' of the
Certificate within the meaning of section 325.2(1) of the Regulations
(15 CFR 325.2(1)): Cervantes Packing and Storage, LLC, Sunnyside,
Washington; Fox Orchards, Mattawa, Washington; and Garrett Ranches
Packing, Wilder, Idaho;
2. Delete the following companies as ``Members'' of the
Certificate: Keystone Fruit Co., L.L.C. dba Keystone Ranch, Riverside,
Washington; Naumes, Inc., Chelan, Washington; Phillippi Fruit Co.,
Inc., Wenatchee, Washington; and Valicoff Fruit Company, Wapato,
3. Change the listing of the following Members: ``Bertha's
Marketing, Inc., Wenatchee, Washington'' to the new listing ``Bertha's
Marketing Inc., Wenatchee, Washington''; ``Lloyd Garretson, Co.,
Yakima, Washington'' to the new listing ``Lloyd Garretson Co., Yakima,
Washington''; ``Sund-Roy, L.L.C., Yakima, Washington'' to the new
listing ``Sund-Roy L.L.C., Yakima, Washington''; ``Trout-Blue Chelan,
Inc., Chelan, Washington'' to the new listing ``Chelan Fruit Company,
Chelan, Washington''; and ``Valley Fruit III, LLC, Wapato, Washington''
to the new listing ``Valley Fruit III LLC, Wapato, Washington''.
Dated: June 25, 2003.
Vanessa M. Bachman,
Acting Director, Office of Export Trading, Company Affairs.
[FR Doc. 03-16514 Filed 6-30-03; 8:45 am]
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