Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.
The Department of Commerce is extending the time limit of the preliminary results of the three new Start Printed Page 24568shipper reviews of the antidumping duty order on freshwater crawfish tail meat from the People's Republic of China that were initiated on October 31, 2003 (68 FR 62774). Preliminary results of these reviews are extended until no later than July 30, 2004. This extension is made pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Scot Fullerton or Matt Renkey, Office of AD/CVD Enforcement VII, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington D.C. 20230; telephone: (202) 482-1386 or (202) 482-2312, respectively.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Statutory Time Limits
Section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of the Act and section 351.214(i)(1) of the regulations require the Department to issue the preliminary results of a new shipper review within 180 days after the date on which the new shipper review was initiated, and final results of review within 90 days after the date on which the preliminary results were issued. However, if the Department determines that the issues are extraordinarily complicated, section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of the Act and section 351.214(i)(2) of the regulations allow the Department to extend the deadline for the preliminary results to up to 300 days after the date on which the new shipper review was initiated.
The Department received timely requests for new shipper reviews of the antidumping order on freshwater crawfish tail meat from the People's Republic of China from the following: Qingdao Xiyuan Refrigerate Food Co., Ltd. (Qingdao Refrigerate); Siyang Foreign Trading Corporation (Siyang) and its producer, Anhui Golden Bird Agricultural Products Development Co., Ltd.; and Yancheng Fuda Foods Co., Ltd. (Yancheng Fuda). These requests were filed in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act and section 351.214 of the Department's regulations. On October 31, 2003, the Department initiated these new shipper reviews covering the period July 1, 2002, through August 31, 2003 for Siyang, and September 1, 2002 through August 31, 2003 for Qingdao Refrigerate and Yancheng Fuda. See Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping New Shipper Reviews, November 6, 2003 (68 FR 62774). The preliminary results of these reviews were scheduled for April 28, 2004.
Extension of Time Limits for Preliminary Results
Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) 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 these cases are extraordinarily complicated, and the preliminary results of these new shipper reviews cannot be completed within the statutory time limit of 180 days. The Department finds that these new shipper reviews are extraordinarily complicated because there are a number of issues that must be addressed. For example, the Department has issued supplemental questionnaires requesting additional information regarding ownership issues, as well as supplemental questions regarding relationships between various companies. Given the issues in this case, the Department may find it necessary to issue additional supplemental questionnaires in these new shipper reviews. Therefore, in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of the Act and section 351.214(i)(2) of the regulations, the Department is extending the time limit for the completion of the preliminary results to
July 30, 2004.
This notice is published pursuant to sections 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.Start Signature
Dated: April 27, 2004.
Barbara E. Tillman,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, Group III.
[FR Doc. 04-10094 Filed 5-3-04; 8:45 am]
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