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Certain Cased Pencils from the People's Republic of China: Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review

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AGENCY:

Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

July 22, 2005.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Paul Stolz or Erin Begnal, AD/CVD Operations, Office 8, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4474 and (202) 482-1442, respectively.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

On December 28, 1994 the Department of Commerce (the Department) published and antidumping duty order on certain cased pencils from the Peoples' Republic of China. See Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Cased Pencils from the People's Republic of China, 59 FR 66909 (December 28, 1994) (the order). On January 31, 2005, the Department published a notice of initiation of administrative review of the order covering the period December 1, 2003, through November 30, 2004. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 70 FR 4818 (January 31, 2005). The preliminary results are currently due no later than September 2, 2005.

Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Review

Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires the Department to make a preliminary determination within 245 days after the last day of the anniversary month of an order or finding for which a review is requested and a final determination within 120 days after the date on which the preliminary determination is published. However, 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 245-day time limit for the preliminary determination to a maximum of 365 days and the time limit for the final determination to 180 days (or 300 days if the Department does not extend the time limit for the preliminary determination) from the date of publication of the preliminary determination.

We determine that it is not practicable to complete the preliminary results of this review within the original time limit due to complex issues relating to the calculation of certain surrogate values. Therefore, the Department is extending the time limit for completion of the preliminary results by 105 days until no later than December 16, 2005. We intend to issue the final results no later than 120 days after the publication of the preliminary results notice.

This extension is in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act.

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Dated: July 13, 2005.

Susan H. Kuhbach,

Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.

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[FR Doc. 05-14525 Filed 7-21-05; 8:45 am]

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