Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.
The Department of Commerce (the Department) has received a request for a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on honey from Argentina. See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Honey From Argentina, 66 FR 63672 (December 10, 2001) (Order). In accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.214(d), we are initiating an antidumping duty new shipper review of Villamora S.A. (Villamora). The period of review (POR) of this new shipper review is December 1, 2009, through November 30, 2010.
Effective Date: January 31, 2011.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Patrick Edwards or Angelica Mendoza, AD/CVD Operations, Office 7, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482-8029 or (202) 482-3019, respectively.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
On December 10, 2001, the Department published the antidumping duty order on honey from Argentina. See Order, 66 FR at 63672. Thus, the antidumping duty order on honey from Argentina has a December anniversary month. On January 3, 2011, the Department received a timely filed request dated December 31, 2010, for a new shipper review from Villamora. In its request for a review, Villamora identified itself as an exporter of the subject merchandise. For the purpose of initiating this new shipper review, the Department determines that Villamora's submission was timely filed.
Pursuant to the requirements set forth in section 751(a)(2)(B)(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2), Villamora certified that (1) it did not export subject merchandise to the United States during the period of investigation (POI) (see section 751(a)(2)(B)(i)(I) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(i)); and (2) since the initiation of the investigation, it has never been affiliated with any company that exported subject merchandise to the United States during the POI, including those companies not individually examined during the investigation (see section 751(a)(2)(B)(i)(II) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(iii)(A)). Additionally, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(iv), Villamora submitted documentation establishing the following: (1) The date on which it first shipped subject merchandise to the United States; (2) the volume of its first shipment; and (3) the date of its first sale to an unaffiliated purchaser for exportation to the United States. Villamora also stated it had no shipments to the United States during the period subsequent to its first shipment.
Initiation of Review
Based on information on the record and in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.214(d), we find that the request submitted by Villamora meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for initiation of a new shipper review. See Memorandum to the File, through Angelica L. Mendoza, Program Manager, regarding “Initiation of the Antidumping Start Printed Page 5333Duty New Shipper Review: Honey from Argentina,” dated January 25, 2011. Accordingly, we are initiating a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on honey from Argentina exported by Villamora, for the period December 1, 2009, through November 30, 2010. We intend to issue the preliminary results of this review no later than 180 days after the date on which this review is initiated, and the final results within 90 days after the date on which we issue the preliminary results. See section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(h)(i).
We will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to allow, at the option of the importer, the posting, until the completion of the review, of a bond or security in lieu of a cash deposit for certain entries of the subject merchandise exported by Villamora in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B)(iii) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(e). Because Villamora certified that it exports the subject merchandise, the sale of which forms the basis for its new shipper review request, we will instruct CBP to permit the use of a bond only for entries of subject merchandise which Villamora exported.
Interested parties may submit applications for disclosure under administrative protective order in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305 and 351.306.
This initiation and this notice are issued and published in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214 and 351.221(c)(1)(i).Start Signature
Dated: January 25, 2011.
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations.
[FR Doc. 2011-2087 Filed 1-28-11; 8:45 am]
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