Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.
July 2, 2004.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Charles Riggle at (202) 482-0650 or David Layton at (202) 482-0371, Office of AD/CVD Enforcement, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230.End Further Info
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 complete the preliminary results of an administrative review within 245 days after the last day of the anniversary month of an order or finding for which a review is requested and the final results within 120 days after the date on which the preliminary results are published. 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 results to a maximum of 365 days after the last day of the anniversary month of an order or finding for which a review is requested and for the final results to 180 days (or 300 days if the Department does not extend the time limit for the preliminary results) from the date of publication of the preliminary results.
On August 1, 2003, the Department published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of this order. See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 68 FR 45218. On August 29, 2003, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b)(2), S.C. Silcotub S.A. (Silcotub), a Romanian producer/exporter of subject merchandise, requested a review. In addition, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.222(e), Silcotub requested that the Department revoke the order with regard to Silcotub, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.222(b)(2). On September 2, 2003, United States Steel Corporation, a domestic interested party, requested reviews of Silcotub and S.C. Petrotub S.A., producers/exporters of certain small diameter carbon and alloy seamless standard, line and pressure pipe from Romania.
On September 30, 2003, the Department published a notice of initiation of administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain small diameter carbon and alloy seamless standard, line and pressure pipe from Romania, covering the period August 1, 2002, through July 31, 2003 (68 FR 56262). On March 31, 2004, the Department published a notice of Extension of the Time Limit for the Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review (69 FR 16893), extending the deadline for the issuance of the preliminary results by 90 days. The preliminary results are currently due no later than August 2, 2004.
Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Review
We determine that it is not practicable to complete the preliminary results of this review within the current partially extended time limit due to the complex nature of this review as discussed in the previous extension notice (69 FR 16893). We require additional time to address these matters through the gathering and verification of certain information.
Therefore, in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, the Department is extending the time limit for completion of the preliminary results by an additional 30 days until no later than August 30, 2004. We intend to issue the final results of review no later than 120 days after publication of the preliminary results notice.Start Signature
Dated: June 25, 2004.
James J. Jochum,
Assistant Secretary for for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. 04-15106 Filed 7-1-04; 8:45 am]
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