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Notice of Extension of Time Limit for Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Honey from the People's Republic of China

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AGENCY:

Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

April 14, 2005.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Anya Naschak or Kristina Boughton, AD/CVD Operations, Office 9, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone; (202) 482-6375 and (202) 482-8173, respectively.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

The Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the antidumping duty administrative review on honey from the People's Republic of China on December 27, 2004, which included a decision to extend the final results deadline by 30 days until May 26, 2005. See Honey From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results, Partial Rescission, and Extension of Final Results of Second Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 69 FR 77184.

Extension of Time Limits for Final Results

Pursuant to Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and section 351.213(h)(1) of the Department's regulations, the Department shall issue the preliminary results of an administrative review within 245 days after the last day of the anniversary month of the date of publication of the order. The Act further provides that the Department shall issue the final results of review within 120 days after the date on which the notice of the preliminary results was published in the Federal Register. However, if the Department determines that it is not Start Printed Page 19731practicable to complete the review within this time period, section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and section 351.213(h)(2) of the Department's regulations allow the Department to extend the 245-day period to 365 days and the 120-day period to 180 days. Due to the fact that in this case the Department is conducting verifications subsequent to the preliminary results of the administrative review, although verifications are normally conducted prior to issuing the preliminary results, and therefore requires additional time to complete the verifications and issue its findings, the Department determines that it is not practicable to complete this administrative review within the current time limit.

Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and section 351.213(h) of the Department's regulations allow the Department to extend the deadline for the final results of a review to a maximum of 180 days from the date on which the notice of the preliminary results was published. For the reasons noted above, the Department is extending the time limit for the completion of these final results until no later than Monday, June 27, 2005, which is the next business day after 180 days from the date on which the notice of the preliminary results was published.

This notice is issued and published in accordance with Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act.

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Dated: April 8, 2005.

Barbara E. Tillman,

Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.

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[FR Doc. E5-1761 Filed 4-13-05; 8:45 am]

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