Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.
March 4, 2009.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Giselle Cubillos or Charles Riggle, AD/CVD Operations, Office 8, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-1778 or (202) 482-0650, respectively.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
On July 30, 2008, the Department of Commerce (“the Department”) published the initiation of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on folding metal tables and chairs from the People's Republic of China (“PRC”). See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, Request for Revocation in Part, and Deferral of Administrative Review, 73 FR 44220 (July 30, 2008). This review covers the period June 1, 2007, through May 31, 2008. The preliminary results of review are currently due no later than March 2, 2009.
Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Review
Pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (“the Act”), the Department shall make a preliminary determination in an administrative review of an antidumping duty order within 245 days after the last day of the anniversary month of the date of publication of the order. The Act further provides, however, that the Department may extend that 245-day period to 365 days if it determines it is not practicable to complete the review within the foregoing time period.
The Department finds that it is not practicable to complete the preliminary results of the administrative review of folding metal tables and chairs from the PRC within this time limit. Specifically, additional time is needed to analyze information pertaining to factors of Start Printed Page 9386production, market economy purchases, and to determine the appropriate surrogate financial statements to use in establishing financial ratios. Therefore, in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, the Department is extending the time period for completion of the preliminary results of this review by 60 days until May 1, 2009.
This notice is published in accordance with sections 751(a)(3)(A) and 777(i) of the Act.Start Signature
Dated: February 26, 2009.
John M. Andersen,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations.
[FR Doc. E9-4631 Filed 3-3-09; 8:45 am]
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