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Notice of application to amend an Export Trade Certificate of Review.


Export Trading Company Affairs (“ETCA”), International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, has received an application from The Great Lakes Fruit Exporters Association, LLC (“GLFEA”) to amend its Export Trade Certificate of Review (“Certificate”). This notice summarizes the proposed amendment and requests comments relevant to whether the Certificate should be issued.

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Jeffrey Anspacher, Director, Export Trading Company Affairs, International Start Printed Page 48935Trade Administration, (202) 482-5131 (this is not a toll-free number) or E-mail at

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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 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-B 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 03-A0007”.

The Great Lakes Fruit Exporters Association's original Certificate was issued on December 15, 2003 (69 FR 8382, February 24, 2004). A summary of the application for an amendment follows.

Summary of the Application

Applicant: The Great Lakes Fruit Exporters Association, LLC, 4949 North Branch Road, Benton Harbor, Michigan 49022.

Contact: Denise Yockey, Secretary/Treasurer. Telephone: (517) 669-8353.

Application No.: 03-A0007.

Date Deemed Submitted: August 9, 2005.

Proposed Amendment: GLFEA seeks to amend its Certificate to:

1. Add the following company as a new “Member” of the Certificate within the meaning of § 325.2(l) of the Regulations (15 CFR 325.2(l)): Michigan Fresh Marketing, LLC, Belding, Michigan (controlling entity: Heeren Brothers, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan).

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Dated: August 16, 2005.

Jeffrey C. Anspacher,

Director, Export Trading Company Affairs.

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[FR Doc. E5-4561 Filed 8-19-05; 8:45 am]