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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 19, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 180)]


[Page 54900-54901]

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: 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.

[[Page 54901]]

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

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, application number 84-16A12.''

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); October

20, 1999 (64 FR 57438, October 25, 1999); October 16, 2000 (65 FR

63567, October 24, 2000); October 5, 2001 (66 FR 52111, October 12,

2001); October 3, 2002 (67 FR 62957, October 9, 2002); September 16,

2003 (68 FR 54893, September 19, 2003); and October 14, 2004 (69 FR

61802, October 21, 2004). A summary of the application for an amendment


Summary of the Application

Applicant: Northwest Fruit Exporters, 105 South 18th Street, Suite

227, Yakima, Washington 98901-2149.

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

Application No.: 84-16A12.

Date Deemed Submitted: September 6, 2005.

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)): Bolinger & Sons, Wenatchee, WA; C&M Fruit Packers,

Wenatchee, WA; Cascade Fresh Fruits, LLC, Manson, WA; AltaFresh L.L.C.

dba Chelan Fresh Marketing, Chelan, WA; Nuchief Sales Inc., Wenatchee,

WA; Orchard View Farms, The Dalles, OR; SST Growers and Packers LLC,

Granger, WA; Voelker Fruit and Cold Storage, Yakima, WA; and Yakima-

Roche Fruit Sales L.L.C., Yakima, WA; and

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

Certificate: Fox Orchards, Mattawa, WA; Magi, Inc., Brewster, WA (as a

result of a merger with Chelan Fruit Cooperative, a Member of NFE);

Monson Fruit Co., Selah, WA (for its cherry operation, only); Rawland

F. Taplett dba R.F. Taplett Fruit & Cold Storage Co., Wenatchee, WA;

Sund-Roy L.L.C., Yakima, WA; and Washington Export, LLC, Yakima, WA.

Dated: September 13, 2005.

Jeffrey Anspacher,

Director, Export Trading Company Affairs.

[FR Doc. 05-18492 Filed 9-16-05; 8:45 am]


Last Updated: 8/25/15 5:46 PM

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