Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.
June 15, 2006.Start Further Info
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Brandon Farlander or Natalie Kempkey, at (202) 482-0182 or (202) 482-1698, respectively; AD/CVD Operations, Office 1, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
On February 3, 2006, the Department of Commerce (“the Department”) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping order on stainless steel bar from Germany for the period March 1, 2004, through February 28, 2005 (See Stainless Steel Bar from Germany: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Administrative Review, 71 FR 5811 (February 3, 2006) (“Preliminary Results”)). On May 11, 2006, the Department published its first extension of the time limit for the final results of this administrative review (See Notice of Extension of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Stainless Steel Bar from Germany, 71 FR 27465 (May 11, 2006)). Start Printed Page 34600The current deadline for the final results of this review is July 3, 2006.
Extension of Time Limit for Final Results of Review
Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (“the Act”), requires the Department to issue (1) the preliminary results of a review within 245 days after the last day of the month in which occurs the anniversary of the date of publication of an order or finding for which a review is requested, and (2) the final results within 120 days after the date on which the preliminary results are published. However, if it is not practicable to complete the review within that time period, section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act allows the Department to extend the time limit for the preliminary results to a maximum of 365 days and the final results to a maximum of 180 days (or 300 days if the Department does not extend the time limit for the preliminary results) from the date of the publication of the preliminary results. See 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2).
We determine that it is not practicable to complete the final results of this review within the extended time limits. Due to the complexity of issues present in this administrative review, such as BGH's claim of a downward adjustment to normal value for home market commissions and the Department's upward adjustment to BGH's cost of manufacture, the Department needs additional time to address these items and evaluate the issues more thoroughly. Therefore, we are extending the deadline for the final results of this review by 14 days. Accordingly, the final results will be issued no later than July 17, 2006.
This extension is in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2).Start Signature
Dated: June 9, 2006.
Stephen J. Claeys,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E6-9368 Filed 6-14-06; 8:45 am]
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