Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.
May 21, 2001.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Lori Ellison, Laurel LaCivita, or Rick Johnson, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-5811, (202) 482-4243, and (202) 482-3818, respectively.
The Applicable Statute
Unless otherwise indicated, all citations to the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (“the Act”), are references to the provisions effective January 1, 1995, the effective date of the amendments made to the Act by the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (“URAA”). In addition, unless otherwise indicated, all citations to the Department's regulations are to the regulations at 19 CFR part 351 (2000).
Postponement of Final Determination
Section 735(a)(2) of the Act provides that a final determination may be postponed until not later than 135 days after the date of the publication of the preliminary determination if, in the event of an affirmative preliminary determination, a request for such postponement is made by exporters who account for a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise, or in the event of a negative preliminary determination, a request for such postponement is made by the petitioners. The Department's regulations, at 19 CFR 351.210(e)(2), require that requests by respondents for postponement of a final determination be accompanied by a request for extension of provisional measures from a four-month period to not more than six months.
On May 2, 2001, the Department received a request pursuant to section 735(a)(2)(A) of the Act to postpone its final determination until 135 days after publication of the Department's preliminary determination and to extend the imposition of provisional measures from a four-month period to not more than six months from respondent Zaporizhstal Iron and Steel Works, “the Midland group of companies” (i.e. Midland Industries Limited, Midland Metals International, Inc., and Midland Resources Holding Limited), and the State Committee of Industrial Policy of Ukraine.
In accordance with 19 CFR 351.210(b)(2)(ii), because (1) our preliminary determination is affirmative, (2) the respondent requesting a postponement accounts for a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise, and (3) no compelling reasons for denial exist, we are granting the respondent's request and are postponing the final determination to no later than September 15, 2001, which is 135 days after the publication of the preliminary determination. See Notice of Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less than Fair Value: Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from Ukraine. Suspension of liquidation will be extended accordingly.
This notice of postponement is published pursuant to 19 CFR 351.210(g).Start Signature
Dated: May 15, 2001.
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. 01-12750 Filed 5-18-01; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P