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Fresh Garlic From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Extension of Time Limit for the Final Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review and the Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review

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AGENCY:

Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

ACTION:

Notice of extension of time limit for the final results of antidumping duty new shipper review and the final results of antidumping duty administrative review.

SUMMARY:

The Department of Commerce is extending the time limit for the final results of the new shipper and administrative reviews of the antidumping duty order on fresh garlic from the People's Republic of China. The new shipper review covers one exporter, Clipper Manufacturing Co. Ltd. The period of review is June 1, 2000, through November 30, 2000.[1] The administrative review covers four manufacturers/exporters and the period November 1, 1999, through October 31, 2000. At the request of the petitioner, the two reviews have been aligned and are being conducted simultaneously.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

December 27, 2001.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Hermes Pinilla or Edythe Artman, AD/CVD Enforcement 3, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3477 or (202) 482-3931, respectively.

The Applicable Statute

Unless otherwise indicated, all citations to the statute are references to the provisions effective January 1, 1995, the effective date of the amendments made to the Tariff Act of 1930 (the Act) by the Uruguay Round Agreements Act and all citations to the Department of Start Printed Page 66873Commerce's regulations are to 19 CFR part 351 (2000).

Background

On February 9, 2001, the petitioner submitted a request for alignment of the new shipper and administrative reviews. Clipper Manufacturing Co. Ltd. responded to the Department that it did not object to the petitioner's request. See Memorandum to the File regarding alignment of new shipper and administrative reviews (Feb. 19, 2001). Therefore, we are conducting these two reviews simultaneously.

On August 24, 2001, the Department published the preliminary results of the new shipper and administrative reviews of the antidumping duty order on fresh garlic from the People's Republic of China. See Fresh Garlic from the People's Republic of China; Preliminary Results of Antidumping New Shipper Review, Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, and Partial Rescission of Administrative Review, 66 FR 44596 (August 24, 2001). We invited parties to comment on our preliminary results. With respect to the new shipper review, we received comments from the petitioner and the new shipper, Clipper Manufacturing Co. Ltd. We received comments from the petitioner and one of the respondents, Fook Huat Tong Kee Pte., Ltd., and Taian Fook Huat Tong Kee Foods Co., Ltd. (collectively FHTK), that pertained to the administrative review. The final results for these reviews are currently due no later than December 22, 2001.

Extension of Time Limits for Preliminary Results for New Shipper and Administrative Reviews

The comments we received concerning our preliminary results present a number of complex factual and legal questions about the assignment of antidumping duty margins. In addition, we have determined that, in the new shipper review, we may need additional information in order to complete our analysis in that review. Therefore, it is not practicable to complete the reviews within the time limits mandated by section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. Consequently, we are extending the time limit for the final results of the reviews to February 2, 2002.

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Dated: December 18, 2001.

Richard W. Moreland,

Deputy Assistant Secretary for AD/CVD Enforcement I.

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Footnotes

1.  The period of review for the new shipper review was established in accordance with 19 CFR 351.(g)(1)(ii)(B)

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[FR Doc. 01-31836 Filed 12-26-01; 8:45 am]

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