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Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From the People's Republic of China: Extension of Final Results of the Fifth Antidumping Duty Administrative Review

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AGENCY:

Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

SUMMARY:

The Department of Commerce (“Department”) is extending the time limit for the final results of the fifth administrative review of certain frozen warmwater shrimp from the People's Republic of China (“PRC”). The review covers the period February 1, 2009, through January 31, 2010.

DATES:

Effective Date: May 24, 2011.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Kabir Archuletta, AD/CVD Operations, Office 9, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-2593.

Background

On April 9, 2010, the Department published in the Federal Register a notice of initiation of the fifth administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from the PRC. See Notice of Initiation of Administrative Reviews and Requests for Revocation in Part of the Antidumping Duty Orders on Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the People's Republic of China, 75 FR 18154 (April 9, 2010). On February 14, 2011, Start Printed Page 30101the Department published the preliminary results of the review. See Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results and Preliminary Partial Rescission of the Fifth Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 76 FR 8338 (February 14, 2010).

Statutory Time Limits

In antidumping duty administrative reviews, section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (“the Act”), requires the Department to make a final determination in an administrative review of an antidumping duty order within 120 days after the date on which the preliminary results are published. However, if it is not practicable to complete the review within these time periods, section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act allows the Department to extend the 120 day period to 180 days after the preliminary results if it determines it is not practicable to complete the review within the foregoing time period.

Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Review

We determine that it is not practicable to complete the final results of the fifth administrative review of certain frozen warmwater shrimp from the PRC within the 120 day time limit because the Department requires additional time to analyze case and rebuttal briefs.

Therefore, in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, the Department is extending the time period for completion of the final results of this review, which is currently due on June 14, 2011, by 60 days to 180 days after the date on which the preliminary results were published. Therefore, the final results are now due no later than August 13, 2011.[1]

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

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Dated: May 18, 2011.

Christian Marsh,

Deputy Assistant Secretary, for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations.

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Footnotes

1.  Because August 13, 2011, falls on a Saturday, the actual date for the final results will be the next business day, August 15, 2011. See Notice of Clarification: Application of “Next Business Day” Rule for Administrative Determination Deadlines Pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930, As Amended, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 2005).

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[FR Doc. 2011-12799 Filed 5-23-11; 8:45 am]

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