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Floor-Standing, Metal-Top Ironing Tables and Parts Thereof from the People's Republic of China: Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of the First Administrative Review

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AGENCY:

Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

April 19, 2006.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Anya Naschak, Kristina Boughton, or Bobby Wong, AD/CVD Operations, Office 9, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20230; telephone: (202) 482-6375, (202) 482-8173, or (202) 482-0409, respectively.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

On August 6, 2004, the Department of Commerce (“the Department”) published in the Federal Register an antidumping duty order covering floor standing, metal-top ironing tables and parts thereof from the People's Republic of China (“PRC”). See Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Floor-Standing, Metal-Top Ironing Tables and Certain Parts Thereof From the People's Republic of China, 69 FR 47868 (August 6, 2004). The Department received timely requests from Since Hardware (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd. (“Since Hardware”), Shunde Yongjian Housewares Co., Ltd. (“Shunde Yongjiang”), and Forever Holdings Ltd. (“Forever Holdings”), in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b)(2), for an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on ironing tables and parts thereof from the PRC, which has an August annual anniversary month. On September 20, 2005, the Department initiated a review with respect to Since Hardware, Shunde Yongjiang, and Forever Holdings. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 70 FR 56631 (September 28, 2005).

The Department has issued its antidumping duty questionnaire and supplemental questionnaires to Since Hardware, Shunde Yongjiang, and Forever Holdings. The deadline for completion of the preliminary results is currently May 3, 2006.Start Printed Page 20077

Extension of Time Limits for Preliminary Results

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 require the Department to issue the preliminary results of an administrative review within 245 days after the last day of the anniversary month of the order or suspension agreement for which the administrative review was requested, and the final results of the 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 practicable 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.

Pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and section 351.213(h) of the Department's regulations, we determine that it is not practicable to complete this administrative review within the statutory time limit of 245 days. The Department requires additional time to analyze the supplemental questionnaire responses, issue additional supplemental questionnaires, and conduct verifications. In particular, there are complex factors of production methodology issues, including tolling and production of intermediate inputs, which the Department requires additional time to review. Therefore, in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and section 351.213(h)(2) of the Department's regulations, the Department is extending the time limit for the completion of these preliminary results by an additional 93 days to August 4, 2006. The final results, in turn, will be due 120 days after the date of issuance of the preliminary results, unless extended.

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Dated: April 11, 2006.

Stephen J. Claeys,

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.

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[FR Doc. E6-5890 Filed 4-18-06; 8:45 am]

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