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Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip in Coils From the Republic of Korea: Extension of Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review

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Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.


Notice of extension of time limit for preliminary results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review.


April 10, 2003.

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Carrie Farley or Darla Brown, Office of AD/CVD Enforcement VI, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Ave, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202-482-0395 or 202-482-2849, respectively.

Statutory Time Limits

Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires the Department to make a preliminary determination within 245 days after the last day of the anniversary month of an order/finding 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 the time period, section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act allows the Department to extend these deadlines to a maximum of 365 days and 180 days, respectively.


On September 20, 2002, the Department published a notice of initiation of administrative review of the countervailing duty order on stainless steel sheet and strip from the Republic of Korea, covering the period January 1, 2001, through December 31, 2001 (see 67 FR 60210). The preliminary results are currently due no later than May 5, 2003.

Extension of Preliminary Results of Review

In this administrative review, we are analyzing whether one of the programs we found countervailable in the original investigation has ended. The termination of this program involves the change of ownership of one of the respondent companies. In addition, several new programs are being examined in this review. As a result of these issues, additional information, and possible verification of this information, is required. Due to these considerations, we determine that it is not practicable to complete the preliminary results of this review within the original time limit. Therefore, the Department is extending the time limits for completion of the preliminary results until no later than September 2, 2003.

This extension is in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act.

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Dated: March 27, 2003.

Holly A. Kuga,

Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.

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[FR Doc. 03-8839 Filed 4-9-03; 8:45 am]