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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 25, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 143)]


[Page 45761]

From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []



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: Morton Schnabel, Director, Office of

Export Trading Company Affairs, International Trade Administration,

(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. 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, D.C. 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 84-11A12.''

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); and

October 20, 1999 (64 FR 57438, October 25, 1999). 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.

Contact: James R. Archer, Manager, Telephone: (509) 576-8004.

Application No.: 84-11A12.

Date Deemed Submitted: July 18, 2000.

Proposed Amendment: Northwest Fruit Exporters 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(1) of the Regulations

(15 CFR 325.2(1)): Apple Country, Inc., Wapato, Washington; Cashmere

Fruit Exchange, Cashmere, Washington; Dole Northwest, Wenatchee,

Washington; IM EX Trading Company, Yakima, Washington; Inland--Joseph

Fruit Company, Wapato, Washington; (controlling entity: Inland Fruit &

Produce Co., Inc.); PAC Marketing International, LLC, Yakima,

Washington; Sage Marketing LLC, Yakima, Washington (controlling

entities: Olympic Fruit, Columbia Reach and Valley Fruit); Voelker

Fruit & Cold Storage, Inc., Yakima, Washington; and Washington Export,

LLC, Yakima, Washington;

2. Delete the following companies as ``Members'' of the

Certificate: Crandell Fruit Company, Wenatchee, Washington; George F.

Joseph Orchard, Yakima, Washington; Gwin, White & Prince, Inc.,

Wenatchee, Washington; H & H Orchards Packing, Inc., Malaga,

Washington; Inland Fruit & Produce Co., Wapato, Washington; Johnny

Appleseed of WA/CRO Fruit Co., Wenatchee, Washington, Majestic Valley

Produce, Wenatchee, Washington; and Valicoff Fruit Company, Inc.,

Wapato, Washington; and

3. Change the listing of the company name for the current Member

``Blue Bird, Inc.'' to the new listing ``Washington Cherry Growers''.

Dated: July 19, 2000.

Morton Schnabel,

Director, Office of Export Trading Company Affairs.

[FR Doc. 00-18737 Filed 7-24-00; 8:45 am]


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