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Notice of application to amend the Export Trade Certificate of Review issued to California Almond Export Association, LLC (“CAEA”), Application No. 99-11A05.


The Office of Trade and Economic Analysis (“OTEA”) 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 amended Certificate should be issued.

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Joseph Flynn, Director, Office of Trade and Economic Analysis, International Trade Administration, (202) 482-5131 Start Printed Page 15025(this is not a toll-free number) or email at

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Title III of the Export Trading Company Act of 1982 (15 U.S.C. Sections 4001-21) (“the Act”) 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 application.

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 as 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 21028, 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 amended Certificate. Comments should refer to this application as “Export Trade Certificate of Review, application number 99-11A05.”

Summary of the Application

Applicant: CAEA, 4800 Sisk Road, Modesto, CA 95356.

Contact: Bill Morecraft, Chairman, Telephone: (916) 446-8537.

Application No.: 99-11A05.

Date Deemed Submitted: March 13, 2017.

Proposed Amendment: CAEA seeks to amend its Certificate as follows:

  • Remove California Gold Almonds, LLC as a Member
  • Change the name of Member Paramount Farms, Inc. to Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds, LLC

CAEA's proposed amendment of its Certificate would result in the following Members list:

Almonds California Pride, Inc., Caruthers, CA

Baldwin-Minkler Farms, Orland, CA

Blue Diamond Growers, Sacramento, CA

Campos Brothers, Caruthers, CA

Chico Nut Company, Chico, CA

Del Rio Nut Company, Livingston, CA

Fair Trade Corner, Inc., Chico, CA

Fisher Nut Company, Modesto, CA

Hilltop Ranch, Inc., Ballico, CA

Hughson Nut, Inc., Hughson, CA

Mariani Nut Company, Winters, CA

Nutco, LLC d.b.a. Spycher Brothers, Turlock, CA

P-R Farms, Inc., Clovis, CA

Roche Brothers International Family Nut Co., Escalon, CA

RPAC, LLC, Los Banos, CA

South Valley Almond Company, LLC, Wasco, CA

SunnyGem, LLC, Wasco, CA

Western Nut Company, Chico, CA

Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds, LLC, Los Angeles, CA

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Dated: March 21, 2017.

Amanda Reynolds,

Office of Trade and Economic Analysis, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482-5131,

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[FR Doc. 2017-05867 Filed 3-23-17; 8:45 am]