Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.
April 21, 2000.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Frank Thomson at (202) 482-4793 or Nithya Nagarajan at (202) 482-5253, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20230.
Statutory Time Limits
Section 751(a)3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (“the Act”), requires the Department to make a preliminary determination within 245 days after the last day of the anniversary month of an order or finding for which a review is requested and a final determination within 120 days after the date on which the preliminary determination is published. However, if it is not practicable to complete the preliminary results of review within this time period, section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act allows the Department to extend the time limit for the preliminary determination to a maximum of 365 days and for the final results to 180 days (or 300 days if the Department does not extend the time limit for the preliminary results) from the date of publication of the preliminary results.
On October 1, 1999, the Department published a notice of initiation of administrative review of the antidumping duty order on industrial phosphoric acid from Belgium, covering the period August 1, 1998 through July 31, 1999 (64 FR 53318). The preliminary results are currently due no later than May 3, 2000.
Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Review
We determine that it is not practicable to complete the preliminary results of this review within the original time limit. Therefore the Department is extending the time limit for completion of the preliminary results until no later than June 17, 2000. See Decision Memorandum from Tom Futtner to Holly A. Kuga, dated April 13, 2000, which is on file in the Central Records Unit, Room B-099 of the main Commerce building. We intend to issue the final results no later than 120 days after the publication of the preliminary results notice.
This extension is in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act.Start Signature
Dated: April 13, 2000.
Holly A. Kuga,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Import Administration, Group II.
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