Export Trade Certificate of Review, 27754-27756 [2019-12569]

Download as PDF 27754 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 115 / Friday, June 14, 2019 / Notices for consumption, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). For those companies, Commerce intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of this notice. Pursuant to Commerce’s practice in NME cases, if Commerce continues to determine in the final results that Weitron had no shipments of subject merchandise, any suspended entries during the POR from Weitron will be liquidated at the China-wide rate.14 We intend to issue assessment instructions for Weitron 15 days after the publication date of the final results of this review.15 Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the final results of this administrative review for all shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date, as provided for by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For previously investigated or reviewed Chinese and non-Chinese exporters who are not under review in this segment of the proceeding but who have separate rates, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the exporter-specific rate published for the most recent period; (2) for all Chinese exporters of subject merchandise that have not been found to be entitled to a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be the China-wide rate of 216.37 percent (i.e., including Weitron, which did not demonstrate that it was entitled to a separate rate in the most recently completed administrative review); 16 and (3) for all non-Chinese exporters of subject merchandise which have not received their own rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate applicable to Chinese exporter(s) that supplied that nonChinese exporter. These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importers This notice serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES 14 For a full discussion of this practice, see NonMarket Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 76 FR 65694 (October 24, 2011). 15 See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). 16 See Hydrofluorocarbon Blends from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Determination of No Shipments; 2016–2017, 84 FR 17380, 17381 (April 25, 2019). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:04 Jun 13, 2019 Jkt 247001 this requirement could result in the presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305, which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. Timely written notification of the return/destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. Notification to Interested Parties This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 751 and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: June 11, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix Companies for Which the Administrative Review Is Rescinded Arkema Daikin Advanced Fluorochemicals (Changsu) Co., Ltd. Daikin Fluorochemicals (China) Co., Ltd. Dongyang Weihua Refrigerants Co., Ltd. Jinhua Yonghe Fluorochemical Co., Ltd. Shandong Huaan New Material Co., Ltd. Sinochem Environmental Protection Chemicals (Taicang) Co., Ltd. T.T. International Co., Ltd. Zhejiang Lantian Environmental Protection Fluoro Material Co. Ltd. Zhejiang Quzhou Lianzhou Refrigerants Co., Ltd. Zhejiang Sanmei Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. Zhejiang Yonghe Refrigerant Co., Ltd. Zhejiang Zhonglan Refrigeration Technology Co., Ltd. [FR Doc. 2019–12618 Filed 6–13–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [Application No. 19–00001] Export Trade Certificate of Review Notice of application for an Export Trade Certificate of Review for National Pecan Shellers Association, Application no. 19–00001. ACTION: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Secretary of Commerce, through the Office of Trade and Economic Analysis (‘‘OTEA’’) of the International Trade Administration, has received an application for an Export Trade Certificate of Review (Certificate). This notice summarizes the proposed application and seeks public comments on whether the Certificate should be issued. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph Flynn, Director, Office of Trade and Economic Analysis, International Trade Administration, (202) 482–5131 (this is not a toll-free number) or email at etca@trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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. The regulations implementing Title III are found at 15 CFR part 325. OTEA is issuing this notice pursuant to 15 CFR 325.6(a), which requires the Secretary of Commerce to publish a summary of the application in the Federal Register, identifying the applicant and each member and summarizing proposed export conduct. SUMMARY: Request for Public Comments Interested parties may submit written comments relevant to the determination whether a 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: Office of Trade and Economic Analysis, 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 E:\FR\FM\14JNN1.SGM 14JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 115 / Friday, June 14, 2019 / Notices 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 19–00001.’’ A summary of the application follows. Summary of the Application Applicant: National Pecan Shellers Association, 3200 Windy Hill Rd. SE, Suite 600W, Atlanta, GA 30339. Contact: Russell A. Lemieux, Senior Vice President of Kellen, Telephone: (678) 303–3041. Application No.: 19–00001. Date Deemed Submitted: June 3, 2019. Summary: National Pecan Shellers Association (‘‘NPSA’’) seeks a Certificate to engage in the export conduct described below. Applicant/Certificate Holder • NPSA jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Proposed Members (‘‘Members’’) • Arnco, Inc. dba Carter Pecan, Panama City Beach, Florida • Chase Farms, LLC, Artesia, New Mexico • Diamond Food, LLC, Stockton, California • Green Valley Company, Sauharita, Arizona • Hudson Pecan Co., Inc., Ocilla, Georgia • Lamar Pecan Company, Hawkinsville, Georgia • Navarro Pecan Company, Corsicana, Texas • Pecan Grove Farms, Dallas, Texas • San Saba Pecan, LP, San Saba, Texas • South Georgia Pecan Company, Valdosta, Georgia If the Certificate is issued, NPSA will establish a specially-funded Pecan Export Trade Council (‘‘PETC’’), which will operate under the umbrella of NPSA and in a committee-like fashion, although not an official committee of NPSA. PETC will be managed and administered by an independent third party, who will not disclose information obtained from PETC to another Member, non-Member, and/or NPSA. PETC will provide export trade facilitation services, including to the Members. PETC’s charter members will be the Members above. PETC membership will be open to companies that are member and non-member companies of NPSA, and shall be limited to: (1) Exporting U.S. Shellers (i.e., companies with a commercial pecan shelling plant); (2) Exporting U.S. pecan growers, and; (3) Exporting U.S. handlers of pecans. NPSA and PETC, once it is established, do not, and do not intend to, export Products. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:04 Jun 13, 2019 Jkt 247001 Export Trade Products: Pecan kernels and in-shell pecans, including raw and processed. Services: All services related to the export of Products. Technology Rights: All intellectual property rights associated with Products or Services, including, but not limited to: Patents, trademarks, services marks, trade names, copyrights, neighboring (related) rights, trade secrets, knowhow, and confidential databases and computer programs. Export Trade Facilitation Services (as They Relate to the Export of Products): Export Trade Facilitation Services, including but not limited to: Consulting and trade strategy, arranging and coordinating delivery of Products to the port of export; arranging for inland and/ or ocean transportation; allocating Products to vessel; arranging for storage space at port; arranging for warehousing, stevedoring, wharfage, handling, inspection, fumigation, and freight forwarding; insurance and financing; documentation and services related to compliance with customs’ requirements; sales and marketing; export brokerage; foreign marketing and analysis; foreign market development; overseas advertising and promotion; Products-related research and design based upon foreign buyer and consumer preferences; inspection and quality control; shipping and export management; export licensing; provisions of overseas sales and distribution facilities and overseas sales staff; legal; accounting and tax assistance; development and application of management information systems; trade show exhibitions; professional services in the area of government relations and assistance with federal and state export assistance programs (e.g., Export Enhancement and Market Promotion programs, invoicing (billing) foreign buyers; collecting (letters of credit and other financial instruments) payment for Products; and arranging for payment of applicable commissions and fees. 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). Export Trade Activities and Methods of Operations 1. To engage in Export Trade in the Export Markets, NPSA, acting through PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27755 PETC, or through export intermediaries (to the extent provided in section g, below), may: a. Establish sales price, minimum sales price, target sales price and/or minimum target sales price, and other terms of sale; b. Help Members collaborate in the marketing and distribution of Products; c. Conduct joint promotion of Products; d. Agree on quantities of Products to be sold, provided each member shall be required to dedicate only such quantity or quantities as each such Members shall independently determine; e. Allocate geographic areas or countries in the Export Markets and/or customers in the Export Markets among Members; f. Provide a forum whereby Members may agree to refuse to quote prices for Products, or to market or sell Products, to or for any customers in the Export Market, or any countries or geographical areas in the Export Markets; g. Enter into exclusive and nonexclusive agreements appointing one or more export intermediaries (1) for the sale of Products with price, quantity, territorial and/or customer restrictions as provided in sections 1.a through 1.f, inclusive, above; h. Purchase Products from companies that are not Members to fulfill specific sales obligations, provided that PETC and/or its Members shall make such purchases only on a transaction-bytransaction basis and when the Members are unable to supply, in a timely manner, the requisite, Products at a price competitive under the circumstances. In no event shall a company that is not a Member be included in any deliberations concerning any Export Trade Activities; i. Negotiate favorable transportation rates (e.g., volume discounts) and consolidate shipments; 2. PETC and its Members may exchange and discuss the following information: a. Information about sales and marketing efforts for the Export Markets, activities and opportunities for sales of Products in the Export Markets, selling strategies for the Export Markets, sales for the Export Markets, contract and spot pricing in the Export Markets, projected demands in the Export Markets for Products, customary terms of sales in the Export Markets, prices and availability of Products from competitors for sale in the Export Markets, and specifications for Products by customers in the Export Markets; b. Information about the price, quality, quantity, source and delivery E:\FR\FM\14JNN1.SGM 14JNN1 27756 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 115 / Friday, June 14, 2019 / Notices dates of Products available from the Members to export; c. Information about terms and conditions of contracts for sale in the Export Markets to be considered and/or bid on by Members; d. Information about joint bidding or selling arrangements for the Export Markets and allocations of sales resulting from such arrangements among the Members; e. Information about expenses specific to exporting to and within the Export Markets, including without limitation, transportation, trans- or intermodal shipments, insurance, inland freights to port, port storage, commissions, export sales, documentation, financing, customers, duties and taxes; f. Information about U.S. and foreign legislation and regulations, including federal marketing order programs, affecting sales for Export Markets; g. Information about PETC’s or Members’ export operations, including without limitation, sales and distribution networks, established by PETC or the Members in the Export Markets, and prior export sales by Members (including export price information); and h. Information about export customer credit terms and credit history. 3. Neither NPSA nor PETC will engage in export sales of pecans on behalf of any sheller, grower, or handler. Dated: June 11, 2019. Joseph Flynn, Director, Office of Trade and Economic Analysis, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. [FR Doc. 2019–12569 Filed 6–13–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–886] Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Rescission of Review in Part; 2017– 2018 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that High Den Enterprises Ltd. (High Den) is not eligible for a separate rate and is a part of the China-wide entity. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable June 14, 2019. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:04 Jun 13, 2019 Jkt 247001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Allison Hollander or Minoo Hatten, AD/ CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2805 or (202) 482–1690, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On August 9, 2004, Commerce published in the Federal Register an antidumping duty (AD) order on polyethylene retail carrier bags (PRCBs) from the People’s Republic of China (China).1 On August 7, 2018, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the AD order on PRCBs from China for the period of review (POR) August 1, 2017, through July 31, 2018.2 Commerce received timely requests from the Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bag Committee and its individual members, Hilex Poly Co., LLC and Superbag Corporation (the petitioners), to conduct an administrative review of certain exporters. On October 4, 2018, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice initiating an administrative review of the AD order on PRCBs from China covering Dongguan Nozawa Plastics Products Co., Ltd. and United Power Packaging, Ltd. (collectively, Nozawa); Crown Polyethylene Products (International) Ltd. (Crown) and High Den for the POR.3 We issued the AD questionnaire to the three respondents on October 18, 2018. On December 21, 2018, the petitioners timely withdrew their requests for review of Nozawa and Crown, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1).4 We confirmed that the questionnaire to High Den was delivered and received on October 22, 2018.5 High Den did not respond to the questionnaire and has filed no submissions on the record of this administrative review. 1 See Antidumping Duty Order: Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags From the People’s Republic of China, 69 FR 48201 (August 9, 2004). 2 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative Review, 83 FR 38682 (August 7, 2018). 3 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 50077 (October 4, 2018) (Initiation Notice). 4 See the petitioners’ Letter, ‘‘Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags from the People’s Republic of China: Partial Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated December 21, 2018. 5 See Memorandum, ‘‘High Den Enterprises, Ltd., Receipt of Questionnaire,’’ dated December 13, 2018. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines affected by the partial federal government closure from December 22, 2018, through the resumption of operations on January 29, 2019.6 The revised deadline for the preliminary results in this review is now June 12, 2019. Partial Rescission of Administrative Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce will rescind an administrative review, ‘‘in whole or in part, if a party that requested a review withdraws the request within 90 days of the date of publication of notice of initiation of the requested review.’’ The petitioners withdrew their request for review within the 90-day time limit with respect to Nozawa and Crown. Because we received no other requests for review of Nozawa and Crown, we are rescinding the administrative review, in part, with respect to Nozawa and Crown, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1). Scope of the Order The products subject to the AD order on PRCBs from China, are PRCBs, which may be referred to as t-shirt sacks, merchandise bags, grocery bags, or checkout bag. Imports of the subject merchandise are currently classifiable under statistical category 3923.21.0085 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). This subheading also covers products that are outside the scope of the order. Furthermore, although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. For a complete description of the scope of the Order, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. China-Wide Entity Under Commerce’s current policy regarding the conditional review of the China-wide entity, the China-wide entity will not be under review unless a party specifically requests, or Commerce self-initiates, a review of the entity.7 Because no party requested a 6 See Memorandum to the Record from Gary Taverman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Deadlines Affected by the Partial Shutdown of the Federal Government,’’ dated January 28, 2019. All deadlines in this segment of the proceeding affected by the partial federal government closure have been extended by 40 days. If the new deadline falls on a non-business day, in accordance with Commerce’s practice, the deadline will become the next business day. 7 See Antidumping Proceedings: Announcement of Change in Department Practice for Respondent E:\FR\FM\14JNN1.SGM 14JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[Application No. 19-00001]


Export Trade Certificate of Review

ACTION: Notice of application for an Export Trade Certificate of Review 
for National Pecan Shellers Association, Application no. 19-00001.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary of Commerce, through the Office of Trade and 
Economic Analysis (``OTEA'') of the International Trade Administration, 
has received an application for an Export Trade Certificate of Review 
(Certificate). This notice summarizes the proposed application and 
seeks public comments on whether the Certificate should be issued.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph Flynn, Director, Office of 
Trade and Economic Analysis, International Trade Administration, (202) 
482-5131 (this is not a toll-free number) or email at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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. The regulations implementing 
Title III are found at 15 CFR part 325. OTEA is issuing this notice 
pursuant to 15 CFR 325.6(a), which requires the Secretary of Commerce 
to publish a summary of the application in the Federal Register, 
identifying the applicant and each member and summarizing proposed 
export conduct.

Request for Public Comments

    Interested parties may submit written comments relevant to the 
determination whether a 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: Office of Trade and Economic 
Analysis, 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

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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 19-00001.''
    A summary of the application follows.

Summary of the Application

    Applicant: National Pecan Shellers Association, 3200 Windy Hill Rd. 
SE, Suite 600W, Atlanta, GA 30339.
    Contact: Russell A. Lemieux, Senior Vice President of Kellen, 
Telephone: (678) 303-3041.
    Application No.: 19-00001.
    Date Deemed Submitted: June 3, 2019.
    Summary: National Pecan Shellers Association (``NPSA'') seeks a 
Certificate to engage in the export conduct described below.

Applicant/Certificate Holder

 NPSA

Proposed Members (``Members'')

 Arnco, Inc. dba Carter Pecan, Panama City Beach, Florida
 Chase Farms, LLC, Artesia, New Mexico
 Diamond Food, LLC, Stockton, California
 Green Valley Company, Sauharita, Arizona
 Hudson Pecan Co., Inc., Ocilla, Georgia
 Lamar Pecan Company, Hawkinsville, Georgia
 Navarro Pecan Company, Corsicana, Texas
 Pecan Grove Farms, Dallas, Texas
 San Saba Pecan, LP, San Saba, Texas
 South Georgia Pecan Company, Valdosta, Georgia

    If the Certificate is issued, NPSA will establish a specially-
funded Pecan Export Trade Council (``PETC''), which will operate under 
the umbrella of NPSA and in a committee-like fashion, although not an 
official committee of NPSA. PETC will be managed and administered by an 
independent third party, who will not disclose information obtained 
from PETC to another Member, non-Member, and/or NPSA. PETC will provide 
export trade facilitation services, including to the Members. PETC's 
charter members will be the Members above. PETC membership will be open 
to companies that are member and non-member companies of NPSA, and 
shall be limited to: (1) Exporting U.S. Shellers (i.e., companies with 
a commercial pecan shelling plant); (2) Exporting U.S. pecan growers, 
and; (3) Exporting U.S. handlers of pecans. NPSA and PETC, once it is 
established, do not, and do not intend to, export Products.

Export Trade

    Products: Pecan kernels and in-shell pecans, including raw and 
processed.
    Services: All services related to the export of Products.
    Technology Rights: All intellectual property rights associated with 
Products or Services, including, but not limited to: Patents, 
trademarks, services marks, trade names, copyrights, neighboring 
(related) rights, trade secrets, know-how, and confidential databases 
and computer programs.
    Export Trade Facilitation Services (as They Relate to the Export of 
Products): Export Trade Facilitation Services, including but not 
limited to: Consulting and trade strategy, arranging and coordinating 
delivery of Products to the port of export; arranging for inland and/or 
ocean transportation; allocating Products to vessel; arranging for 
storage space at port; arranging for warehousing, stevedoring, 
wharfage, handling, inspection, fumigation, and freight forwarding; 
insurance and financing; documentation and services related to 
compliance with customs' requirements; sales and marketing; export 
brokerage; foreign marketing and analysis; foreign market development; 
overseas advertising and promotion; Products-related research and 
design based upon foreign buyer and consumer preferences; inspection 
and quality control; shipping and export management; export licensing; 
provisions of overseas sales and distribution facilities and overseas 
sales staff; legal; accounting and tax assistance; development and 
application of management information systems; trade show exhibitions; 
professional services in the area of government relations and 
assistance with federal and state export assistance programs (e.g., 
Export Enhancement and Market Promotion programs, invoicing (billing) 
foreign buyers; collecting (letters of credit and other financial 
instruments) payment for Products; and arranging for payment of 
applicable commissions and fees.

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).

Export Trade Activities and Methods of Operations

    1. To engage in Export Trade in the Export Markets, NPSA, acting 
through PETC, or through export intermediaries (to the extent provided 
in section g, below), may:
    a. Establish sales price, minimum sales price, target sales price 
and/or minimum target sales price, and other terms of sale;
    b. Help Members collaborate in the marketing and distribution of 
Products;
    c. Conduct joint promotion of Products;
    d. Agree on quantities of Products to be sold, provided each member 
shall be required to dedicate only such quantity or quantities as each 
such Members shall independently determine;
    e. Allocate geographic areas or countries in the Export Markets 
and/or customers in the Export Markets among Members;
    f. Provide a forum whereby Members may agree to refuse to quote 
prices for Products, or to market or sell Products, to or for any 
customers in the Export Market, or any countries or geographical areas 
in the Export Markets;
    g. Enter into exclusive and non-exclusive agreements appointing one 
or more export intermediaries (1) for the sale of Products with price, 
quantity, territorial and/or customer restrictions as provided in 
sections 1.a through 1.f, inclusive, above;
    h. Purchase Products from companies that are not Members to fulfill 
specific sales obligations, provided that PETC and/or its Members shall 
make such purchases only on a transaction-by-transaction basis and when 
the Members are unable to supply, in a timely manner, the requisite, 
Products at a price competitive under the circumstances. In no event 
shall a company that is not a Member be included in any deliberations 
concerning any Export Trade Activities;
    i. Negotiate favorable transportation rates (e.g., volume 
discounts) and consolidate shipments;
    2. PETC and its Members may exchange and discuss the following 
information:
    a. Information about sales and marketing efforts for the Export 
Markets, activities and opportunities for sales of Products in the 
Export Markets, selling strategies for the Export Markets, sales for 
the Export Markets, contract and spot pricing in the Export Markets, 
projected demands in the Export Markets for Products, customary terms 
of sales in the Export Markets, prices and availability of Products 
from competitors for sale in the Export Markets, and specifications for 
Products by customers in the Export Markets;
    b. Information about the price, quality, quantity, source and 
delivery

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dates of Products available from the Members to export;
    c. Information about terms and conditions of contracts for sale in 
the Export Markets to be considered and/or bid on by Members;
    d. Information about joint bidding or selling arrangements for the 
Export Markets and allocations of sales resulting from such 
arrangements among the Members;
    e. Information about expenses specific to exporting to and within 
the Export Markets, including without limitation, transportation, 
trans- or intermodal shipments, insurance, inland freights to port, 
port storage, commissions, export sales, documentation, financing, 
customers, duties and taxes;
    f. Information about U.S. and foreign legislation and regulations, 
including federal marketing order programs, affecting sales for Export 
Markets;
    g. Information about PETC's or Members' export operations, 
including without limitation, sales and distribution networks, 
established by PETC or the Members in the Export Markets, and prior 
export sales by Members (including export price information); and
    h. Information about export customer credit terms and credit 
history.
    3. Neither NPSA nor PETC will engage in export sales of pecans on 
behalf of any sheller, grower, or handler.

    Dated: June 11, 2019.
Joseph Flynn,
Director, Office of Trade and Economic Analysis, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.
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