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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: April 1, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 62)]
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.
SUMMARY: The Office of Export Trading Company Affairs (``OETCA''),
International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, has
received an application for an Export Trade Certificate of Review. 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 C. Anspacher, Director, Office
of Export Trading Company Affairs, International Trade Administration,
by telephone at (202) 482-5131 (this is not a toll-free number) or e-
mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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 02-00001.''
A summary of the application follows.
Summary of the Application
Applicant: ROCACO INC., dba REIS Network & World Business Exchange
Network, 5777 W. Century Blvd., Suite 300, Los Angeles, California
Contact: Roosevelt Roby, Founder and Chairman.
Telephone: (310) 829-2606.
Application No.: 02-00001.
Date Deemed Submitted: March 18, 2002.
Members (in addition to applicant): The REIS Foundation, Los
ROCACO INC., dba REIS Network and World Business Exchange Network
seeks a Certificate to cover the following specific Export Trade,
Export Markets, and Export Trade Activities and Methods of Operations.
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
Export Trade Facilitation Services include 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 and dissemination of information on
trade opportunities; marketing; negotiations; joint ventures; export
management; export licensing; advertising; documentation and services
related to compliance with customs requirements; insurance and
financing; trade show exhibitions and seminars; organizational
development; management and labor strategies; transfer of technology
and facilitating transportation and shipping.
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).
Applicant seeks to have the following export conduct certified:
1. To promote all Products and Services suitable for Export Trade;
2. To recruit and train individuals, companies and entrepreneurs on
methods of facilitating the exportation of goods and service produced
in the U.S.;
3. To stimulate productive business attitudes and create well-
developed export trade intermediaries;
4. To assist in creating and maintaining manufacturing and other
trade related jobs to achieve economies of scale and acquire expertise
enabling them to export goods and services profitably;
5. To participate in those activities of State and local government
authorities which initiate, facilitate or expand exports of goods and
services for the expansion of total U.S. exports; as well as for
experimentation in the development of innovative export programs keyed
to local, State and regional economic needs;
6. Be able to draw upon the resources, expertise and knowledge of
the United States banking system, both in the U.S. and abroad;
7. Work closely with the Department of Commerce for the development
and promotion of U.S. exports, and especially for facilitating the
export of finished products by U.S. manufacturers;
8. Promote Technology Rights, including, but not limited to,
patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets, that relate to
Products and Services;
9. Provide Export Trade Facilitation Services (as they relate to
the Export of Products, Services, and Technology Rights);
10. With respect to the sale of Products and Services, licensing of
Technology Rights and provisions of Export Trade Facilitation Services,
a. Develop Export Trading Companies who provide and/or arrange for
the provisions 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 in 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
f. Allocate export orders among Suppliers.
11. Applicant may:
a. Establish the price of Products, Services, and/or Technology
Rights for sales and/or licensing in Export Markets;
b. Negotiate, enter into, and/or manage licensing agreements for
the export of Technology Rights; or
c. Enter into contracts for shipping.
12. Applicant and individual Suppliers may regularly exchange
information on a one-on-one basis regarding that Supplier's inventories
and near-term production schedules in order that the availability of
Products for export can be determined and effectively coordinated by
applicant with its distributor trainees in Export Markets.
1. ``Supplier'' means a person who produces, provides, or sells a
Product and/or Service.
Dated: March 27, 2002.
Jeffrey C. Anspacher,
Director, Office of Export Trading Company Affairs.
[FR Doc. 02-7786 Filed 3-29-02; 8:45 am]
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