Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.
Notice of extension of time limit for final results of antidumping duty administrative review.
The Department of Commerce (“the Department”) is extending the time limit for the final results of the review of stainless steel sheet and strip in coils from the Republic of Korea. This review covers the period July 1, 2000 through June 30, 2001.
December 9, 2002.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Laurel LaCivita, Enforcement Group III—Office 9, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482-4243.
Unless otherwise indicated, all citations to the Tariff Act of 1930, as Start Printed Page 72918amended (“the Act”), are 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 19 CFR Part 351 (2001).
On August 20, 2001, the Department published a notice of initiation of this antidumping duty administrative review for the period of July 1, 2000 through June 30, 2001 (66 FR 43570). We extended the preliminary results of review by 120 days on March 6, 2002. See Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip in Coils from Korea: Extension of Time Limits for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 67 FR 10134 (March 6, 2002). We issued our preliminary results of review on August 7, 2002. See Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip in Coils From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Intent to Rescind in Part, 67 FR 51216 (August 7, 2002). The final results of review are currently due on December 5, 2002.
Extension of Time Limit for Final Results
Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act states that if it is not practicable to complete the review within the time specified, the administering authority may extend the 120-day period, following the date of publication of the preliminary results, to issue its final results by an additional 60 days. Completion of the final results within the 120-day period is not practicable for the following reasons:
- This review involves certain cross-cutting complex issues which were raised in the respondents' case briefs.
- The review involves a large number of transactions and complex adjustments.
Therefore, in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, the Department is extending the time period for issuing the final results of review by 60 days until February 3, 2003.Start Signature
Dated: December 2, 2002.
Joseph A. Spetrini,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, Group III.
[FR Doc. 02-31034 Filed 12-6-02; 8:45 am]
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