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Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat From the People's Republic of China: Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of New-Shipper Antidumping Review

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Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.


April 30, 2002.

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Holly Hawkins or Scott Lindsay, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0414 and (202) 482-0780, respectively.

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The Applicable Statute

Unless otherwise indicated, all citations are to the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). In addition, unless otherwise indicated, all citations to the Department's regulations are to 19 CFR part 351 (2001).


On September 20, 2001, the Department of Commerce received a request from Shouzhou Huaxiang Foodstuffs, Co., Ltd. to conduct a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on freshwater crawfish tail meat from the People's Republic of China. On September 28, 2001, the Department received a similar request from North Supreme Seafood (Zhejiang) Co., Ltd. On November 8, 2001, the Department found that the requests for review met all of the regulatory requirements set forth in section 351.214(b) of the Department's regulations and initiated these new shipper antidumping reviews covering the period September 1, 2001, through August 31, 2001. See Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of New Shipper Antidumping Review, 66 FR 56536 (November 8, 2001). The preliminary results are currently due no later than April 30, 2002.

Extension of Time Limits for Preliminary Results

Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act, the Department may extend the deadline for completion of the preliminary results of a new shipper review if it determines that the case is extraordinarily complicated. The Department has determined that this case is extraordinarily complicated, and the preliminary results of this new shipper review cannot be completed within the statutory time limit of 180 days. The Department has issued supplemental questionnaires on the respondents' claims concerning affiliation and date of sale. In addition, we requested information on entry documentation. Given the issues in this case, the Department finds that this case is extraordinarily complicated. Accordingly, the Department is extending the time limit for the completion of the preliminary results by 97 days, to August 5, 2002, in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of the Act and 351.214(i)(2) of the Department's regulations. The final results will in turn be due 90 days after the date of issuance of the preliminary results, unless extended.

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Dated: April 23. 20002

Joseph A. Spetrini,

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, Group III.

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[FR Doc. 02-10611 Filed 4-29-02; 8:45 am]