FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Stephanie Moore, AD/CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3692.
On August 26, 2011, the Department of Commerce (“Department”) published a notice of initiation of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain pasta from Turkey, covering the period July 1, 2010, through June 30, 2011. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Requests for Revocation in Part, 76 FR 53404 (August 26, 2011). The preliminary results of review are currently due April 1, 2012.
Extension of Time Limit of Preliminary Results
Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires that the Department make a preliminary determination within 245 days after the last day of the anniversary month of an order for which a review is requested. Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act further states that, if it is not practicable to complete the review within the time period specified, the administering authority may extend the 245-day period to issue its preliminary results to up to 365 days.
We determine that completion of the preliminary results of this review within the 245-day period is not practicable as the Department needs additional time to analyze complex issues regarding affiliation and knowledge of U.S. destination. Given the complexity of these issues, and in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, we are extending the time period for issuing the preliminary results of this review by 120 days. Therefore, the preliminary results are now due no later than July 30, 2012. The final results continue to be due 120 days after publication of the preliminary results.
This notice is published pursuant to sections 751(a)(3)(A) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.
Dated: February 17, 2012.
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations.
[FR Doc. 2012-4483 Filed 2-24-12; 8:45 am]
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