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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: January 12, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 8)]


[Page 2121-2122]

From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []



International Trade Administration

Export Trade Certificate of Review

ACTION: Notice of issuance of an Export Trade Certificate of Review,

Application No. 04-00004.

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce has issued an Export Trade

Certificate of Review to AmRus Ventures, Inc. (``AMRUS''). 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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title III of the Export Trading Company Act

of 1982 (15 U.S.C. 400l-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 (2004).

Export Trading Company Affairs is issuing this notice pursuant to

15 CFR 325.6(b), which requires the Department of Commerce to publish a

summary of the Certificate in the Federal Register.Under Section 305

(a) of the Act and 15 CFR 325.ll(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

A. Products

All products.

B. Services

All services.

C. Technology Rights

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

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


D. 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 and assistance relating to: government relations;

state and federal export programs; foreign trade and business protocol;

consulting; market research and analysis; collection of information on

trade opportunities; marketing; negotiations; joint ventures; shipping

and 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 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

AMRUS may:

1. Provide and/or arrange for the provision of Export Trade

Facilitation Services;

2. Engage in promotional and marketing activities and collect

information on trade opportunities in the Export Markets and distribute

such information to clients;

3. 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;

4. Enter into exclusive or non-exclusive agreements with

distributors and/or sales representatives in Export Markets;

5. Allocate export sales or divide Export Markets among Suppliers

for the sale and/or licensing of Products, Services, and/or Technology


6. Allocate export orders among Suppliers;

7. Establish the price of Products, Services, and/or Technology

Rights for sale and/or licensing in Export Markets;

8. Negotiate, enter into, and/or manage licensing agreements for

the export of Technology Rights;

9. Enter into contracts for shipping; and

10. Exchange information on a one-to-one basis with individual

Suppliers regarding inventories and near-term production schedules for

the purpose of determining the availability of Products for export and

coordinating export with distributors.

IV. Terms and Conditions of Certificate

1. In engaging in Export Trade Activities and Methods of Operation,

AMRUS will not intentionally disclose, directly or indirectly, 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. AMRUS 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 standards of Section 303(a) of the Act.

V. Members

AMRUS has named no members (other than itself as Applicant) that

are seeking protection under the Export Trade Certificate of Review.

VI. Definitions

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

Products, Services and/or Technology Rights.

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

Administration's Freedom of Information Records Inspection Facility,

Room 4001, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution

Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230.

[[Page 2122]]

Dated: January 6, 2005.

Jeffrey Anspacher,

Director, Export Trading Company Affairs.

[FR Doc. E5-88 Filed 1-11-05; 8:45 am]


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