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Floor-Standing, Metal-Top Ironing Tables and Parts Thereof from the People's Republic of China: Extension of the Time Limit for the Preliminary Results of the 2005/2006 Administrative Review

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AGENCY:

Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

April 17, 2007.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Anya Naschak or Bobby Wong, 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) 482-6375 or (202) 482-0409, respectively.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

On August 6, 2004, the Department of Commerce (“Department”) published in the Federal Register an antidumping duty order on 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”) and Foshan Shunde Yongjian Housewares & Hardware Co., Ltd. (“Foshan Shunde”), 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. Home Products International Inc., the petitioner, also requested, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b)(1), an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on ironing tables and parts thereof from the PRC for Since Hardware. On September 26, 2006, the Department initiated an administrative review with respect to Since Hardware and Foshan Shunde. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 71 FR 57465 (September 29, 2006).

On January 23, 2007, the Department rescinded the administrative review with respect to Foshan Shunde because it withdrew its request for an quit administrative review in a timely manner, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1). See Floor-Standing, Metal-Top Ironing Tables and Certain Parts Thereof from the People's Republic of China: Notice of Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 72 FR 2856 (January 23, 2007).

The deadline for completion of the preliminary results in the administrative review for Since Hardware is currently May 3, 2007.

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 questionnaire responses, issue supplemental questionnaires, and possibly conduct verification. In particular, there are complex factors of production methodology issues that 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 120 days to August 31, 2007. 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, 2007.

Stephen J. Claeys,

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.

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[FR Doc. E7-7286 Filed 4-16-07; 8:45 am]

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