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Fresh Garlic from the People's Republic of China: Extension of Time Limits for the Preliminary Results of the New Shipper Reviews

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AGENCY:

Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

March 6, 2008.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Julia Hancock and Paul Walker, 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) 482-1394 or (202) 482-0413, respectively.

Background

On July 12, 2007 the Department published a notice of initiation of new shipper reviews of fresh garlic from the PRC covering the period November 1, 2006 through April 30, 2007. See Fresh Garlic from the People's Republic of China: Initiation of New Shipper Reviews, 72 FR 38057 (July 12, 2007). On November 16, 2007 the Department extended the preliminary results of these new shipper reviews by ninety days. See Fresh Garlic from the People's Republic of China: Extension of Time Limits for the Preliminary Results of the New Shipper Reviews, 72 FR 64579 (November 16, 2007). The preliminary results of these new shipper reviews are currently due no later than March 25, 2008.

Statutory Time Limits

Section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the “Act”), provides that the Department will issue the preliminary results of a new shipper review of an antidumping duty order within 180 days after the day on which the review was initiated. See also 19 CFR 351.214 (i)(1). The Act further provides that the Department may extend that 180-day period to 300 days if it determines that the case is extraordinarily complicated. See 19 CFR 351.214 (i)(2).

Extension of Time Limit of Preliminary Results

The Department determines that these new shipper reviews involve extraordinarily complicated methodological issues such as the use of intermediate input methodology, potential affiliation issues, the examination of importer information Start Printed Page 12080and the evaluation of the bona fide nature of each company's sales. Therefore, in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(i)(2), the Department is extending the time limit for these preliminary results by 30 days, until no later than April 24, 2008. The final results continue to be due 90 days after the publication of the preliminary results.

We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) and 777(i) of the Act.

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Dated: February 22, 2008.

Stephen J. Claeys,

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.

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[FR Doc. E8-4390 Filed 3-5-08; 8:45 am]

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