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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: September 14, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 178)]


[Page 52552]

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 issued to U.S. Shippers Association.



SUMMARY: Export Trading Company Affairs, International Trade

Administration, Department of Commerce, has received an application to

amend an Export Trade Certificate of Review. 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 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: Export Trading Company Affairs,

International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room

7021-X H, 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 85-13A18.''

The U.S. Shippers Association's original Certificate was issued on

June 3, 1986 (51 FR 20873, June 9, 1986), and last amended on April 6,

2006 (71 FR 18721, April 12, 2006). A summary of the current

application for an amendment follows.


Summary of the Application


Applicant: U.S. Shippers Association (``USSA''), 3715 East Valley

Drive, Missouri City, Texas 77459.

Contact: John S. Chinn, Project Director, Telephone: (734) 927-


Application No.: 85-13A18.

Date Deemed Submitted: September 4, 2007.

Proposed Amendment: USSA seeks to amend its Certificate to: Add

each of the following companies and persons as a new ``Member'' of the

Certificate within the meaning of section 325.2(1) of the Regulations

(15 CFR 325.2(1)):

(a.) Taminco, Inc.; Taminco Higher Amines, Inc.; and Taminco

Methylamines, Inc., each located in Allentown, PA, and

(b.) Salvatore Di Paola and Carrie M. Bowden, both of Missouri

City, TX.


Dated: September 10, 2007.

Jeffrey C. Anspacher,

Director Export Trading Company Affairs.

[FR Doc. E7-18114 Filed 9-13-07; 8:45 am]




Last Updated: 8/25/15 4:51 PM

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