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Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From India and Thailand: Notice of Extension of Time Limits for the Preliminary Results of the Fourth Administrative Reviews

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AGENCY:

Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Elizabeth Eastwood (India) at (202) 482-3874, or Kate Johnson (Thailand) at (202) 482-4929, AD/CVD Operations, Office 2, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230.

Background

On April 7, 2009, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published a notice of initiation of the administrative reviews of the antidumping duty orders on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from Brazil, India and Thailand covering the period February 1, 2008, through January 31, 2009. See Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Brazil, India, and Thailand: Notice of Initiation of Administrative Reviews, 74 FR 15699 (April 7, 2009).

On May 13, 2009, the Department selected respondents for individual examination in the reviews of certain frozen warmwater shrimp from India and Thailand.[1] See the Memorandum from Holly Phelps to James Maeder entitled “2008-2009 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from India: Selection of Respondents for Individual Review,” and the Memorandum from Kate Johnson and David Goldberger to James Maeder entitled “2008-2009 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review on Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Thailand: Selection of Respondents for Individual Review.”

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Extension of Time Limit of Preliminary Results

Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires the Department to make a preliminary determination in an administrative review within 245 days after the last day of the anniversary month of an order or finding for which a review is requested. Consistent with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, the Department may extend the 245-day period to 365 days if it is not practicable to complete the review within a 245-day period. The deadline for the preliminary results of these administrative reviews is currently November 2, 2009.[2] The Department determines that completion of the preliminary results of these reviews within the statutory time period is not practicable because we are unable to complete our review of the original and/or supplemental questionnaire responses for each respondent and conduct verifications within the current timeframe. The Department thus requires additional time to conduct its analysis for each company in these reviews. Therefore, in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) the Act, we are extending the time period for issuing the preliminary results of these reviews until March 1, 2010. The final results continue to be due 120 days after the publication of the preliminary results.

This notice is published pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2).

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Dated: October 14, 2009.

John M. Andersen,

Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations.

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Footnotes

1.  The Department rescinded the administrative review of frozen warmwater shrimp from Brazil on June 17, 2009. See Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Brazil: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 74 FR 28665 (June 17, 2009).

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2.  The original due date for the preliminary results, October 31, 2009, is a Saturday.

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[FR Doc. E9-25185 Filed 10-19-09; 8:45 am]

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