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Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Advance Notification of Sunset Reviews

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Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.


Every five years, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (“the Act”), the Department of Commerce (“the Department”) and the International Trade Commission automatically initiate and conduct a review to determine whether revocation of a countervailing or antidumping duty order or termination of an investigation suspended under section 704 or 734 of the Act would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping or a countervailable subsidy (as the case may be) and of material injury.

Upcoming Sunset Reviews for December 2010

The following Sunset Reviews are scheduled for initiation in December 2010 and will appear in that month's Notice of Initiation of Five-Year Sunset Reviews.

Department contact
Antidumping duty proceedings1
Solid Urea from Russia (A-821-801) (3rd Review)Dana Mermelstein; (202) 482-1391.
Solid Urea from Ukraine (A-823-801) (3rd Review)Dana Mermelstein; (202) 482-1391.

Countervailing Duty Proceedings

No Sunset Review of countervailing duty orders is scheduled for initiation in December 2010.

Suspended Investigations

No Sunset Review of suspended investigations is scheduled for initiation in December 2010.

The Department's procedures for the conduct of Sunset Reviews are set forth in 19 CFR 351.218. Guidance on methodological or analytical issues relevant to the Department's conduct of Sunset Reviews is set forth in the Department's Policy Bulletin 98.3—Policies Regarding the Conduct of Five-year (“Sunset”) Reviews of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders; Policy Bulletin, 63 FR 18871 (April 16, 1998). The Notice of Initiation of Five-Year (“Sunset”) Reviews provides further information regarding what is required of all parties to participate in Sunset Reviews.

Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.103(c), the Department will maintain and make available a service list for these proceedings. To facilitate the timely preparation of the service list(s), it is requested that those seeking recognition as interested parties to a proceeding contact the Department in writing within 10 days of the publication of the Notice of Initiation.

Please note that if the Department receives a Notice of Intent to Participate from a member of the domestic industry within 15 days of the date of initiation, the review will continue. Thereafter, any interested party wishing to participate in the Sunset Review must provide substantive comments in response to the notice of initiation no later than 30 days after the date of initiation.

This notice is not required by statute but is published as a service to the international trading community.

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Dated: October 27, 2010.

Susan H. Kuhbach,

Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations.

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1.  The Department was scheduled to initiate the sunset review of the antidumping order on raw pistachios from Iran (A-507-502) in December 2010. However, the recently enacted Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010 includes a ban on all U.S. imports from Iran, including pistachios, effective September 29, 2010. See Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010, 111 Public Law 195, § 103(b); see also Iranian Transactions Regulations, 75 FR 59611 (September 28, 2010). While this import ban remains in effect, 19 U.S.C. 1675(c)(7) provides that the five-year period from the date of the Department's prior determination to continue the order in effect is tolled. Accordingly, the Department may not initiate a sunset review of the antidumping order on raw pistachios from Iran until two months after the import ban on pistachios is lifted.

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[FR Doc. 2010-27523 Filed 10-29-10; 8:45 am]