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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: February 21, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 35)]

[Notices]

[Page 9523-9524]

From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]

[DOCID:fr21fe08-39]

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

 

International Trade Administration

 

[Application No. 07-00005]

 

Export Trade Certificate of Review

 

ACTION: Notice of Issuance of an Export Trade Certificate of Review to

XCC Exportz Inc. (Application No. 07-00005).

 

 

SUMMARY: On February 15, 2008, the U.S. Department of Commerce issued

an Export Trade Certificate of Review to XCC Exportz Inc. (``XCC'').

This notice summarizes the conduct for which certification has been

granted.

 

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 by E-

mail at oetca@ita.doc.gov.

 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title III of the Export Trading Company Act

of 1982 (15 U.S.C. sections 4001-21) authorizes the Secretary of

Commerce to issue Export Trade Certificates of Review. The regulations

implementing Title III are found at 15 CFR Part 325 (2006).

Export Trading Company Affairs (``ETCA'') is issuing this notice

pursuant to 15 CFR 325.6(b), which requires the U.S. Department of

Commerce to publish a summary of the certification in the Federal

Register. Under section 305(a) of the Act and 15 CFR 325.11(a), any

person aggrieved by the Secretary's determination may, within 30 days

of the date of this notice, bring an action in any appropriate district

court of the United States to set aside the determination on the ground

that the determination is erroneous.

Description of Certified Conduct:

 

I. Export Trade

 

Products

 

All Products.

 

Services

 

All Services.

 

Technology Rights

 

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

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

Services.

 

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.

 

II. 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).

 

III. 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,

XCC, subject to the terms and conditions listed below, may:

a. Provide and 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 agreements 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

Rights;

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. XCC may exchange information on a one-to-one basis with

individual

 

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Suppliers regarding that Supplier's inventories and near-term

production schedules for the purpose of determining the availability of

Products for export and coordinating exports with distributors.

 

IV. Terms and Conditions of Certificate

 

1. In engaging in Export Trade Activities and Methods of

Operations, XCC, including its officers, employees or agents, will not

intentionally disclose, directly or indirectly, to any Supplier

(including parent companies, subsidiaries, or other entities related to

any Supplier) any information about any other Supplier's costs,

production, capacity, inventories, domestic prices, domestic sales, or

U.S. business plans, strategies, or methods that is not already

generally available to the trade or public.

2. XCC will comply with requests made by the Secretary of Commerce

on behalf of the Secretary of Commerce or the Attorney General for

information or documents relevant to conduct under the Certificate. The

Secretary of Commerce will request such information or documents when

either the Attorney General or the Secretary of Commerce believes that

the information or documents are required to determine that the Export

Trade, Export Trade Activities and Methods of Operation of a person

protected by this Certificate of Review continue to comply with the

standard of section 303(a) of the Act.

 

V. Definition

 

``Supplier'' means a person who produces, provides, or sells

Products, Services, and/or Technology Rights.

 

VI. Protection Provided by Certificate

 

This Certificate protects XCC and its directors, officers, and

employees acting on its behalf, from private treble damage actions and

government criminal and civil suits under U.S. federal and state

antitrust laws for the export conduct specified in the Certificate and

carried out during its effective period in compliance with its terms

and conditions.

 

VII. Effective Period of Certificate

 

This Certificate continues in effect from the effective date

indicated below until it is relinquished, modified, or revoked as

provided in the Act and the Regulations.

 

VIII. Other Conduct

 

Nothing in this Certificate prohibits XCC from engaging in conduct

not specified in this Certificate, but such conduct is subject to the

normal application of U.S. antitrust laws.

 

IX. Disclaimer

 

The issuance of this Certificate of Review to XCC by the Secretary

of Commerce with the concurrence of the Attorney General under the

provisions of the Act does not constitute, explicitly or implicitly, an

endorsement or opinion of the Secretary of Commerce or the Attorney

General concerning either (a) the viability or quality of the business

plans of XCC or (b) the legality of such business plans of XCC under

the laws of the United States (other than as provided in the Act) or

under the laws of any foreign country.

The application of this Certificate to conduct in export trade

where the U.S. Government is the buyer or where the U.S. Government

bears more than half the cost of the transaction is subject to the

limitations set forth in section V.(D.) of the ``Guidelines for the

Issuance of Export Trade Certificates of Review (Second Edition),'' 50

FR 1786 (January 11, 1985).

A copy of the certificate will be kept in the International Trade

Administration's Freedom of Information Records Inspection Facility,

Room 4100, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution

Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230.

 

Dated: February 15, 2008.

Jeffrey Anspacher,

Director, Export Trading Company Affairs.

[FR Doc. E8-3253 Filed 2-20-08; 8:45 am]

 

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