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Pasta From Italy: Extension of Time Limits for the Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review

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AGENCY:

Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Victoria Cho at (202) 482-5075, AD/CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Ave, NW., Washington, DC 20230.

Background

On August 26, 2008, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Department) published a notice of initiation of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain pasta from Italy, covering the period July 1, 2007, to June 30, 2008. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 73 FR 50308 (August 26, 2008). On August 6, 2009, the Department published the preliminary results of this review. See Certain Pasta from Italy: Notice of Preliminary Results of Twelfth Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 74 FR 39285 (August 6, 2009). Start Printed Page 63387The final results of this review are currently due no later than December 4, 2009.

Extension of Time Limit of the Final Results

Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (Act), requires the Department to issue the final results of a review 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 final results to a maximum of 180 days. See also 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2).

We determine that it is not practicable to complete the final results of this review within the original time limit because the Department is considering modifying the model-match methodology, which is a complex issue that requires additional time to adequately analyze. Therefore, the Department is fully extending the final results. The final results are now due not later than February 2, 2010.

This extension is in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2).

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Dated: November 17, 2009.

John M. Andersen,

Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations.

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[FR Doc. E9-28272 Filed 12-2-09; 8:45 am]

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