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Notice of Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review: Honey from Argentina

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AGENCY:

Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

June 23, 2005.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

David Cordell or Robert James, AD/CVD Operations, Office 7, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0408 and (202) 482-0469, respectively.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

The Department of Commerce (the Department) published an antidumping duty order on honey from Argentina on December 10, 2001 (see Notice of Antidumping Duty Order; Honey From Argentina, 66 FR 63672 (December 10, 2001)). On December 30, 2004, El Mana S.A., an Argentine exporter of subject merchandise requested that the Department conduct a new shipper review. On January 31, 2005, the Department initiated this new shipper review, which was published in the Federal Register on February 4, 2005, (Honey from Argentina: Initiation of New Shipper Antidumping Duty Review, 70 FR 5965 (February 4, 2005)). The preliminary results of this administrative review are currently due no later than July 30, 2005.

Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results

Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (the Act), the Department shall issue preliminary results in an administrative review of an antidumping duty order within 180 days after the date on which the new shipper review was initiated. The Act further provides, however, that the Department may extend the deadline for completion of the preliminary results of a new shipper review from 180 days to Start Printed Page 36375300 days if it determines that the case is extraordinarily complicated. See section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of the Act. Due to the complexity of issues present in this new shipper review, such as issues related to third country sales and packaging, the Department has determined that it is not practicable to complete this review within the original time period.

Section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act and section 351.214(h)(i)(2) of the Department's regulations allow the Department to extend the deadline for the preliminary results to a maximum of 300 days from the date on which the new shipper review was initiated. For the reasons noted above, we are extending the time for the completion of preliminary results until no later than November 28, 2005, which is the next business day after 300 days from the date on which the new shipper review was initiated. The deadline for the final results of this administrative review continues to be 90 days after the publication of the preliminary results.

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

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Dated: June 17, 2005.

Barbara E. Tillman,

Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.

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[FR Doc. E5-3271 Filed 6-21-05; 8:45 am]

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