Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.
May 7, 2002.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Phyllis Hall at (202) 482-1398, or Abdelali Elouaradia at (202) 482-1374, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20230.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Statutory Time Limits
Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires the Department of Commerce (“the Department”) to make a preliminary determination within 245 days after the last day of the anniversary month of an order 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 review within these time periods, 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 determination to 180 days (or 300 days if the Department does not extend the time limit for the preliminary determination) from the date of publication of the preliminary determination.
On October 1, 2001, the Department published the Notice of Initiation of Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Oil Country Tubular Goods from Mexico, covering the period August 1, 2000 through July 31, 2001 (66 FR 49924). Start Printed Page 30651 The preliminary results are currently due no later than May 3, 2002.
Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Review
The instant administrative review involves several complex issues that necessitate a greater amount of time in order to preliminarily complete this review (discrepancies between the public version and proprietary version of U.S. Customs data). Therefore, it is not practicable to complete the preliminary results of this review within the original time limits mandated by section 751 (a)(3)(A) of the Act. The Department is extending the time limit for completion of the preliminary results by 120 days, until September 2, 2002.
This extension of the time limit is in accordance with section 751 (a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2).Start Signature
Dated: April 29, 2002
Joseph A. Spetrini,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, Group III.
[FR Doc. 02-11309 Filed 5-6-02; 8:45 am]
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