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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: June 11, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 111)]


[Page 32079]

From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []






International Trade Administration


Export Trade Certificate of Review


ACTION: Notice of application to amend the Export Trade Certificate of

Review ssued to the American Sugar Alliance.



SUMMARY: Export Trading Company Affairs (``ETCA'') of the 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 Anspacher, Director, 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 of 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 as 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: Export Trading Company

Affairs, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of

Commerce, Room 7021B, 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, American Sugar

Alliance, application number 06-A0003.''

The American Sugar Alliance's (``ASA'') original Certificate was

issued on March 16, 2007 (72 FR 14081, March 26, 2007). A summary of

the current application for an amendment follows.

Summary of the Application:

Applicant: American Sugar Alliance (``ASA''), 2111 Wilson

Boulevard, Suite 600, Arlington, VA 22201.

Contact: Robert C. Cassidy, Jr., Counsel to ASA, Telephone: (202)


Application No.: 06-A0003.

Date Deemed Submitted: May 29, 2007.

Proposed Amendment: ASA seeks to amend its Certificate to:

1. Add the following company as a new ``Member'' of the Certificate

within the meaning of section 325.2(l) of the Regulations (15 CFR

325.2(l)): Americane Sugar Refining LLC, Taylor, MI.

2. Revise the Export Trade Activities and Methods of Operation. The

proposed changes, shown as underscored text, are as follows:


CPA Administration


The ASA will allocate all CPAs at one time. ASA may reallocate CPAs

if a new Producer becomes a Member. In the event that any CPAs are

returned to ASA for any reason, ASA will reallocate those CPAs among

interested Producers. The allocation, and any reallocations, will be

completed before December 16, 2007.


Information Collection and Exchange


ASA may ask Producers individually for their production capacity

figures for 2006 for the purposes of allocating the CPAs. Producers may

supply that information to ASA, and ASA may allocate and reallocate

CPAs to Producers based on this information.


Dated: June 5, 2007.

Jeffrey Anspacher,

Director, Export Trading Company Affairs.

[FR Doc. E7-11145 Filed 6-8-07; 3:21 pm]




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