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Notice of Extension of Time Limit of Preliminary Results of New Shipper Reviews: Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat From the People's Republic of China

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AGENCY:

Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.

SUMMARY:

The Department of Commerce is extending the time limit for the preliminary results of the new shipper 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) for 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). Preliminary results of this review are extended until no later than August 26, 2004. This extension is made pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).

EFFECTIVE DATE:

August 4, 2004.

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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, NW., Washington DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-1386 or (202) 482-2312, respectively.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Statutory Time Limits

Section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of the Act and section 351.214(i)(1) of the Department's 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 Start Printed Page 47081Department's 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.

Background

The Department received timely requests for new shipper reviews of the antidumping duty order on freshwater crawfish tail meat from the People's Republic of China from the following: Qingdao Refrigerate; Siyang and its producer, Anhui Golden Bird Agricultural Products Development Co., Ltd.; and 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 periods September 1, 2002 through August 31, 2003 for Qingdao Refrigerate and Yancheng Fuda; and July 1, 2002 through August 31, 2003 for Siyang. See Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of New Shipper Reviews, 68 FR 62774 (November 6, 2003). The preliminary results of these reviews were scheduled for April 28, 2004. The Department extended the time limits for completion of the preliminary results to July 30, 2004. See Notice of Extension of Time Limit of New Shipper Reviews: Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat From the People's Republic of China, 69 FR 24567 (May 4, 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. Because the Department needs additional time to explore various ownership issues and to issue additional supplemental questionnaires, the Department has determined that these reviews are extraordinarily complicated, and the preliminary results of these new shipper reviews cannot be completed within the statutory time limit of 180 days. 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 no later than August 26, 2004.

This notice is published pursuant to sections 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

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Dated: July 29, 2004.

Jeffrey A. May,

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, Group I.

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[FR Doc. 04-17820 Filed 8-3-04; 8:45 am]

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