Notice of Application (#97-9A003) to Amend an Export Trade Certificate of Review Issued to the Association for the Administration of Rice Quotas, Inc.
Export Trading Company Affairs, International Trade Administration, U.S. 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.Start Further Info
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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 Start Printed Page 1663Secretary 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 7021X, Washington, DC 20230, or transmit by E-mail at email@example.com. 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 97-9A003.”
The original Certificate for the Association for the Administration of Rice Quotas, Inc. was issued on January 21, 1998 (63 FR 4220, January 28, 1998). The Certificate has been amended eight times. The last amendment was issued on February 14, 2005 (70 FR 8766, February 23, 2005). A summary of the current application for an amendment follows.
Summary of the Application
Applicant: Association for the Administration of Rice Quotas, Inc. (AARQ), c/o Chairman, Christian Bonnesen of ADM Rice, Inc., 660 White Plains Road, Tarreytown, New York 10591.
Contact: M. Jean Anderson, Esq., Counsel to Applicant, Telephone: (202) 682-7217.
Application No.: 97-9A003.
Date Deemed Submitted: December 31, 2008.
Proposed Amendment: AARQ seeks to amend its Certificate to reflect the following changes:
1. Delete the following companies as Members of the Certificate: California Rice Marketing LLC, Sacramento, CA; ConAgra Foods, Inc., Omaha, Nebraska, and its subsidiary ConAgra Trade Group, Inc., Omaha, Nebraska (formerly Alliance Grain, Inc., Marlton, New Jersey); Gold River Mills, LLC, Woodland, California (formerly Gold River Mills, LLC dba California Pacific Rice Milling, Woodland, California); International Grain Brokerage, LLC, Yuba City, California; MasterfoodsUSA, a Mars, Incorporated Company, Greenville, Mississippi; RiceTec, Inc., Alvin, Texas; and Supreme Rice Mill, Inc., Crowley, Louisiana.
2. Add the following company as a new Member of the Certificate within the meaning of section 325.2(1) of the Regulations (15 CFR 325.(1)): “SunFoods LLC, Woodland, California.” SunFoods LLC is a U.S. joint venture rice milling and marketing company. The SunFoods LLC joint venture includes a 65 percent majority share by Ricegrowers Limited of Sydney, Australia (trading as SunRice) and the amalgamated assets and brands previously held by Gold River Mills, LLC, Woodland, California (formerly Gold River Mills, LLC dba California Pacific Rice Milling, Woodland, California).
3. Amend the listing of the following Members: “AFE (USA) Inc.” should be amended to read “Nobel Logistics USA Inc.” due to a corporate name change. “Busch Agricultural Resources, Inc. and its subsidiary Pacific International Rice Mills, Inc.” should be amended to read “Busch Agricultural Resources, LLC and its subsidiary Pacific International Rice Mills, LLC (both subsidiaries of Anheuser-Busch, Inc., which is a subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev)” due to changes in corporate structures. “Cargill Americas, Inc.” should be amended to read “Cargill Americas, Inc., and its subsidiary CAI Trading Company LLC” due to a change in corporate structure.Start Signature
Dated: January 8, 2009.
Director, Export Trading Company Affairs.
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