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Stainless Steel Bar From India: Extension of Time Limit for the Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review

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AGENCY:

Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

DATES:

Effective Date: October 25, 2010.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Austin Redington, AD/CVD Operations, Office 1, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482-1664.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

On March 30, 2010, the Department of Commerce (“Department”) published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar from India covering the period February 1, 2009, through January 31, 2010. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Requests for Revocation in Part, 75 FR 15679 (March 30, 2010). The preliminary results for this administrative review are currently due no later than October 31, 2010.

Extension of Time Limits for Preliminary Results

Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (“the Act”), requires the Department to issue the preliminary results of an administrative review within 245 days after the last day of the anniversary month of an antidumping duty order for which a review is requested and issue the final results within 120 days after the date on which the preliminary results are published. However, if it is not practicable to complete the review within the time period, section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act allows the Department to extend these deadlines to a maximum of 365 days and 180 days, respectively.

Due to the complexity of the issues in this case, the Department requires additional time to review and analyze the respondent's sales and cost information and to issue supplemental questionnaires. In addition, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.307(b)(1)(iii), the Department plans to conduct verification in response to Venus Wire Industries Pvt. Ltd.'s (“Venus”) request for revocation.[1] The Department will require time to conduct the verification and to write its verification report, prior to publishing the preliminary results. Thus, it is not practicable to complete the preliminary results of this review within the original time limit (i.e., October 31, 2010). Therefore, the Department is extending the time limit for completion of the preliminary results to no later than February 28, 2011, in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act.

We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(3)(A) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

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Dated: October 18, 2010.

Ronald K. Lorentzen,

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.

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Footnotes

1.  See Venus' February 24, 2010, letter “Request for Revocation of Dumping Order.”

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[FR Doc. 2010-26929 Filed 10-22-10; 8:45 am]

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