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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: March 23, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 57)]
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: Morton Schnabel, 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
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 97-3A003.''
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 lastly amended on September 4, 1998 (63 FR
53013 October 2, 1998). A summary of the application for an amendment
Summary of the Application
Applicant: The Association for the Allocation of Rice Quotas, Inc.
(``AARQ''), c/o Thomas Ferrara, AC HUMKO CORP., 7171 Goodlett Farms
Parkway, Cordova, Tennessee 38018-4909.
Contact: M. Jean Anderson, Esquire; Telephone: (202) 682-7217.
Application No.: 97-3A003.
Date Deemed Submitted: March 10, 2000.
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)): ADM Latin, Inc., Decatur, Illinois, and ADM Rice,
Inc., Tarrytown, New York (subsidiaries of Archer Daniels Midland
Company); AFE (USA), Inc., Houston, Texas; California Commodity
Traders, LLC, Sacramento, California; California Pacific Rice Milling,
Ltd., Arbuckle, California; Family & Sons, Inc., Miami, Florida; Far
West Rice, Inc., Durham, California; Glencore Ltd., Stamford,
Connecticut (a subsidiary of Glencore International AG), for the
activities of Glencore Grain Division and Glencore Ltd.'s subsidiary,
LaGrain International Inc., Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Incomar Texas, Ltd.
and its subsidiary, Gulf Rice Arkansas, LLC, Houston, Texas;
International Grain Brokerage, LLC, Yuba City, California; JFC
International Inc., San Francisco, California (a subsidiary of Kikkoman
Corp.); Kitoku America, Inc., Davis, California (a subsidiary of Kitoku
Co., Ltd.); Mermentau Rice, Inc., Mermentau, Louisiana; Nishimoto
Trading Company, Ltd., Los Angeles, California (a subsidiary of
Nishimoto Trading Company, Ltd. (Japan)); PS International, Ltd.,
Durham, North Carolina; Texana Rice, Inc., Houston, Texas; Wehah Farm,
Inc., dba Lundberg Family Farms, Richvale, California;
2. Delete the following companies as ``Members'' of the Certificate
within the meaning of section 325.2(1) of the Regulations (15 CFR
325.2(1)): Broussard Rice Mill, Inc.; Cargill, Inc., for the activities
of its division, Cargill Rice Milling; Cargill Rice, Inc.; and Gulf
Rice Arkansas, Inc.;
3. Change the listings of the current Members as follows: ``AC
HUMKO, Corp. for the activities of AC HUMKO Rice Specialties, Brinkley
Rice Milling Company, and El Campo Rice Milling Company, Dallas,
Texas'' should be amended to read ``AC HUMKO Corp., Cordova,
Tennessee;'' ``Busch Agricultural Resources, Inc., St. Louis,
Missouri'' and ``Pacific International Rice Mills, Inc., Woodland,
California'' should be amended to read ``Busch Agricultural Resources,
Inc., St. Louis, Missouri, and its subsidiary, Pacific International
Rice Mills, Inc., Woodland, California;'' ``Continental Grain Company,
New York, New York'' should be amended to read ``ContiGroup Companies,
Inc., New York, New York;'' ``Gulf Rice Milling, Inc.'' and ``Gulf
Pacific Rice Co., Inc.'' should be amended to read ``Gulf Pacific,
Inc., and its subsidiaries, Gulf Pacific Rice Co., Inc., and Gulf Rice
Milling, Inc., Houston, Texas;'' and ``The Connell Company for the
activities of Connell Rice & Sugar Co. and Connell International Co.''
should be amended to read ``The Connell Company, Westfield, New
4. Amend the portion of its Certificate entitled ``Export Markets''
to reflect that, because of the dissolution of the Trust Territory of
the Pacific Islands and the formation of several independent nations
therefrom, export markets that will serve as the basis for distribution
of bid proceeds may include the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the
Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau.
Dated: March 20, 2000.
Director, Office of Export Trading Company Affairs.
[FR Doc. 00-7233 Filed 3-22-00; 8:45 am]
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