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Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip in Coils from Germany: 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:

March 10, 2006.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Deborah Scott, Tyler Weinhold, 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) 482-2657, (202) 482-1121, or (202) 482-0649, respectively.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

On July 29, 2005, the Department of Commerce (the Department) received timely requests to conduct an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel sheet and strip in coils from Germany. On August 29, 2005, the Department published a notice of initiation of this administrative review, covering the period of July 1, 2004, through June 30, 2005. See Notice of Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Requests for Revocation in Part, 70 FR 51009. The preliminary results are currently due no later than April 2, 2006.

Extension of Time Limits for Preliminary Results

Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Tariff Act), requires the Department to complete the preliminary results of an administrative review within 245 days after the last day of the anniversary month of an order for which a review is requested. However, if it is not practicable to complete the review within these time periods, section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of the Act allows the Department to extend the time limit for the preliminary results to a maximum of 365 days after the last day of the anniversary month of an order for which a review is requested.

The Department has determined it is not practicable to complete this review within the statutory time limit because we require additional information concerning home market downstream non-prime sales and home market early payment discounts and rebates in order to complete our analysis. The time needed to analyze this additional information makes it impracticable to complete the preliminary results of this review within the originally anticipated time limit. Accordingly, the Department is extending the time limit for completion of the preliminary results of this administrative review until no later than July 31, 2006, which is the 365 days from the last day of the anniversary month of the order on stainless steel sheet and strip in coils from Germany. We intend to issue the final results no later than 120 days after publication of the preliminary results notice.

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

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Dated: March 6, 2006.

Stephen Claeys,

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.

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[FR Doc. E6-3465 Filed 3-9-06; 8:45 am]

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