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Notice of Extension of the Preliminary Results of New Shipper Antidumping Duty Reviews: Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat from the People's Republic of China

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AGENCY:

Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

SUMMARY:

The Department of Commerce (“Department”) is conducting new shipper antidumping duty reviews of freshwater crawfish tail meat from the People's Republic of China (“PRC”) in response to requests by respondents Shanghai Sunbeauty Trading Co., Ltd., (“Shanghai Sunbeauty”), Jiangsu Jiushoutang Organisms-Manufactures Co., Ltd., (“Jiangsu JOM”), and Qingdao Wentai Trading Co., Ltd., (“Qingdao Wentai”). These reviews cover shipments to the United States for the period September 1, 2004, to February 28, 2005, by these three respondents. For the reasons discussed below, we are extending the preliminary results of these new shipper reviews by an additional 120 days, to no later than February 23, 2006.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

October 20, 2005.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Scot Fullerton or Stephen Berlinguette; 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) 482-1386 and (202) 482-3740, respectively.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

The Department received timely requests from Shanghai Sunbeauty, Jiangsu JOM, and Qingdao Wentai in accordance with 19 CFR 351.214(c) for new shipper reviews of the antidumping duty order on freshwater crawfish tail meat from the PRC. On April 29, 2005, the Department found that the requests for review with respect to Shanghai Sunbeauty, Jiangsu JOM, and Qingdao Wentai met all the regulatory requirements set forth in 19 CFR 351.214(b) and initiated these new shipper antidumping duty reviews covering the period September 1, 2004, through February 28, 2005. See Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Reviews, 70 FR 23987 (May 6, 2005).

Extension of Time Limits for Preliminary Results

Section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.214(i)(1) 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 a review within 90 days after the date on which the preliminary results were issued. The Department may, however, extend the deadline for completion of the preliminary results of a new shipper review to 300 days if it determines that the case is extraordinarily complicated (19 CFR 351.214 (i)(2)).

The Department has determined that the review is extraordinarily complicated as the Department must gather additional publicly available information, issue additional supplemental questionnaires, and conduct verifications of the three respondents. Based on the timing of the case and the additional information that must be gathered and verified, the preliminary results of this new shipper review cannot be completed within the statutory time limit of 180 days. Accordingly, the Department is extending the time limit for the completion of the preliminary results by 120 days from the original October 26, 2005, deadline, to February 23, 2006, in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(i)(2). The final results will, in turn, be due 90 days after the date of issuance of the preliminary results, unless extended. This notice is published pursuant to sections 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

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Dated: October 14, 2005.

Gary Taverman,

Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.

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[FR Doc. E5-5790 Filed 10-19-05; 8:45 am]

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