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Stainless Steel Bar from Italy; Extension of Time Limit for the Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review

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Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.


January 14, 2005.

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Melanie Brown, AD/CVD Operations, Office 1, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington DC 20230; telephone (202) 482-4987.

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On May 27, 2004, the Department of Commerce (“the Department”) published in the Federal Register the notice of initiation of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar from Italy, covering the period March 1, 2003, through February 29, 2004 (69 FR 30282). On November 17, 2004, the Department published a notice of extension of time limit for the preliminary results of this antidumping duty administrative review until February 1, 2005.

Extension of Time Limits for Preliminary Results

Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (“the Act”) requires the Department to issue the preliminary results of an administrative review within 245 days after the last day of the anniversary month of an antidumping duty order for which a review is requested and issue the final results within 120 days after the date on which the preliminary results are published. However, if the Department finds 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.

Due to the complex verification and affiliation issues in this case, the Department finds that it is not practicable to complete the preliminary results in this administrative review of stainless steel bar from Italy by February 1, 2005. Therefore, the Department is extending the time limit for completion of the preliminary results until March 31, 2005, in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act.

We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

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Dated: January 10, 2005.

Barbara E. Tillman,

Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.

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[FR Doc. E5-147 Filed 1-13-05; 8:45 am]