Notice of Extension of Time Limit of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Oil Country Tubular Goods, Other Than Drill Pipe, from Argentina, 24516-24517 [E5-2241]

Download as PDF 24516 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 89 / Tuesday, May 10, 2005 / Notices presented demonstrating that TKS provided false information regarding its sales to the Dallas Morning News (DMN), the subject of the Department’s 1997–1998 review. Specifically, The jury further heard evidence at trial that TKS agreed to a fraudulent price increase and secret $2.2 million rebate to keep the DMN from purchasing the two towers {the sale under the 97–98 administrative review} from Goss in 1996. To make it appear to Goss that the 1996 sale was not dumped, TKS and the DMN agreed to increase the price on paper to $7.4 million. In exchange, TKS and the DMN agreed that TKS would secretly rebate $2.2 million to the DMN through a combination of $1 million in cash and a promise of $1.2 million in free digital ink pumps or credit to be delivered in the future. TKS and its counsel engaged in a concerted effort to conceal the secret rebates * * *. {TKS’s counsel} told TKS that ’there should be no apparent linkage between {the digital ink pumps’} give–away and the towers’ price,’ and urged TKS (USA) to falsify its business records. * * * There was also evidence presented at trial that TKS and its counsel attempted to destroy documents to conceal the secret rebates. See Goss Int’l 321 F. Supp. 2d at 1045. The final results of the 1997–1998 administrative review were a factor in the Department’s decisions to revoke TKS from the antidumping duty order, as well as to sunset the order. (See Large Newspaper Printing Presses and Components Thereof, Whether Assembled or Unassembled, from Japan: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Partial Rescission of Administrative Reviews, 65 FR 7492 (February 15, 2000). We will place on the record of this review the Court decision, Goss Int’l, as well as a number of public documents we obtained from the court record of Goss Int’l. Interested parties may submit comments on the above–referenced information and the actions the Department should take not later than 30 days after publication of this notice. Any responses to those comments must be submitted not later than seven days following submission of the comments. All written comments must be submitted in accordance with 19 CFR 351.303 (2004), and must be served on all interested parties on the Department’s service list in accordance with 19 CFR 351.303(f) (2004). VerDate jul<14>2003 16:17 May 09, 2005 Jkt 205001 The Department will publish in the Federal Register a notice of preliminary results of changed circumstances review, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3)(i) (2004), which will set forth the factual and legal conclusions upon which its preliminary results are based, and a description of any action proposed based on those results. The Department will afford the interested parties the opportunity to comment prior to issuing its final results of review, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.216(e) (2004), which will be published in the Federal Register. This notice is in accordance with sections 751(b)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.216 and 351.221(c)(3)(i). Dated: May 4, 2005. Joseph A. Spetrini, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E5–2287 Filed 5–9–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration A–427–818 Notice of Extension of Time Limit for Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Low Enriched Uranium from France Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: May 10, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elfi Blum or Myrna Lobo at (202) 482–0197 or (202) 482–2371, respectively; AD/ CVD Operations, Office 6, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background Extension of Time Limit for Final Results of Review Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act) requires Frm 00019 Dated: May 2, 2005. Barbara E. Tillman, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E5–2295 Filed 5–9–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–357–810] On March 7, 2005, the Department published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on low enriched uranium from France for the period February 1, 2003 through January 31, 2004. See Low Enriched Uranium from France: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review (70 FR 10957). The current deadline for the final results of this review is July 7, 2005. PO 00000 the Department of Commerce (the Department) to issue the final results in an administrative review within 120 days after the date on which the preliminary results were published. However, if it is not practicable to complete the review within this time period, section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act allows the Department to extend the time limit for the final results to 180 days from the date of publication of the preliminary results. The Department finds that it is not practicable to complete the review within the original time frame due to the complex nature of the case and because the Department is seeking clarification on certain issues (supplemental questionnaires were issued on March 8, 2005 and March 18, 2005, after the preliminary results were issued). In order to provide the Department sufficient time to review the submissions, conduct verification, and thoroughly analyze all information on the record, completion of this review is not practicable within the original time limit. Consequently, in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and section 351.213(h)(2) of the Department’s regulations, the Department is extending the time limit for the completion of the final results of the review until no later than September 6, 2005, which is the next business day after 180 days from the publication of the preliminary results. This notice is issued and published in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice of Extension of Time Limit of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Oil Country Tubular Goods, Other Than Drill Pipe, from Argentina Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: May 10, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Fred Baker at (202) 482–2924 or Robert James at (202) 482–0649; AD/CVD Operations, Office 7, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\10MYN1.SGM 10MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 89 / Tuesday, May 10, 2005 / Notices Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On August 11, 1995 the Department published the antidumping duty order on oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from Argentina. See Antidumping Duty Order: Oil Country Tubular Goods from Argentina, 60 FR 41055 (August 11, 1995). On August 3, 2004 the Department published a notice of opportunity to request a review of this order. See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 69 FR 46496 (August 3, 2004). On August 31, 2004, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b)(1), the Department received a timely and properly filed request from United States Steel Corporation, a petitioner in the original investigation, for a review of the imports by producer Siderca S.A.I.C. On September 22, 2004, the Department published a notice of initiation of this administrative review covering the period August 1, 2003 through July 31, 2004. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 69 FR 56745 (September 22, 2004). The preliminary results of this review are currently due no later than May 3, 2005. Extension of Time Limits for Preliminary Results Pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Tariff Act), the Department shall issue preliminary results in an administrative review of an antidumping duty order within 245 days after the last day of the anniversary month of the date of publication of the order for which a review is requested, and 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 this time period, section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act allows the Department to extend these deadlines to a maximum of 365 days and 180 days respectively. The Department finds that it is not practicable to complete the preliminary results in the administrative review of OCTG from Argentina within the originally anticipated time limit (i.e., by May 3, 2005) because significant questions have arisen regarding whether or not Siderca had any entries of subject merchandise for consumption during the period of review. As a result, the Department needs additional time in order to obtain and analyze relevant VerDate jul<14>2003 16:17 May 09, 2005 Jkt 205001 documents from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Therefore, the Department is extending the time limit for completion of the preliminary results by 70 days until no later than July 12, 2005, in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act. The final results continue to be due 120 days after the publication of the preliminary results. This notice is published in accordance with section 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act. Dated: May 3, 2005. Barbara E. Tillman, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E5–2241 Filed 5–9–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration A–201–817 Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods from Mexico; Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Partial Rescission Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: In response to a request from United States Steel Corporation, the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from Mexico. The period of review (POR) is August 1, 2003, through July 31, 2004. We preliminarily find that Hylsa, S.A. de C.V (Hylsa) made sales of the subject merchandise at less than normal value (NV). In addition, we are preliminarily rescinding this review with respect to Tubos de Acero de Mexico, S.A. (Tamsa) because Tamsa reported, and we confirmed, that it made no shipments of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR. If these preliminary results are adopted in the final results of this administrative review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties based on the difference between constructed value (CV) and the NV for Hylsa. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. Parties who submit argument in this proceeding are requested to submit with the argument: 1) a statement of the issues, 2) a brief summary of the argument, and 3) a table of authorities. EFFECTIVE DATE: May 10, 2005. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24517 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen Bailey, 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) 482–0193. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On August 11, 1995, the Department published the antidumping duty order on OCTG from Mexico. See Antidumping Duty Order: Oil Country Tubular Goods From Mexico, 60 FR 41056 (August 11, 1995) (AD Order). On August 3, 2004, the Department published the opportunity to request administrative review of, inter alia, OCTG from Mexico for the period August 1, 2003, through July 31, 2004. See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 69 FR 46496 (August 3, 2004). In accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b)(2), on August 31, 2004, United States Steel Corporation requested that we conduct an administrative review of the sales of subject merchandise of Tamsa and Hylsa. On September 22, 2004, the Department published in the Federal Register a notice of initiation of this antidumping duty administrative review covering the period August 1, 2003, through July 31, 2004. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 69 FR 183 (September 22, 2004). On October 6, 2004, the Department issued its antidumping duty questionnaire to Hylsa and Tamsa. On October 25, 2004, Tamsa submitted a no–shipment certification letter to the Department explaining that it had no sales of subject merchandise during the POR and requested a rescission of the administrative review with respect to Tamsa. See Partial Rescission of Administrative Review below for a discussion of this issue. Hylsa submitted its response to section A of the Department’s questionnaire on November 9, 2004, and its response to section C on November 23, 2004. In its section A response, Hylsa informed the Department that it had no viable home market or third country sales to use as normal value and was therefore reporting constructed value data. The Department issued a supplemental sections A and C questionnaire to Hylsa on December 29, 2004. Hylsa submitted its response to the Department’s sections A and C E:\FR\FM\10MYN1.SGM 10MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-357-810]


Notice of Extension of Time Limit of Preliminary Results of 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Oil Country Tubular Goods, 
Other Than Drill Pipe, from Argentina

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.

EFFECTIVE DATE: May 10, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Fred Baker at (202) 482-2924 or Robert 
James at (202) 482-0649; AD/CVD Operations, Office 7, Import 
Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 14th

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Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On August 11, 1995 the Department published the antidumping duty 
order on oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from Argentina. See 
Antidumping Duty Order: Oil Country Tubular Goods from Argentina, 60 FR 
41055 (August 11, 1995). On August 3, 2004 the Department published a 
notice of opportunity to request a review of this order. See 
Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended 
Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 69 FR 
46496 (August 3, 2004). On August 31, 2004, in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.213(b)(1), the Department received a timely and properly filed 
request from United States Steel Corporation, a petitioner in the 
original investigation, for a review of the imports by producer Siderca 
S.A.I.C.
    On September 22, 2004, the Department published a notice of 
initiation of this administrative review covering the period August 1, 
2003 through July 31, 2004. See Initiation of Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation 
in Part, 69 FR 56745 (September 22, 2004). The preliminary results of 
this review are currently due no later than May 3, 2005.

Extension of Time Limits for Preliminary Results

    Pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (the Tariff Act), the Department shall issue preliminary 
results in an administrative review of an antidumping duty order within 
245 days after the last day of the anniversary month of the date of 
publication of the order for which a review is requested, and 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 this time period, section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act allows 
the Department to extend these deadlines to a maximum of 365 days and 
180 days respectively.
    The Department finds that it is not practicable to complete the 
preliminary results in the administrative review of OCTG from Argentina 
within the originally anticipated time limit (i.e., by May 3, 2005) 
because significant questions have arisen regarding whether or not 
Siderca had any entries of subject merchandise for consumption during 
the period of review. As a result, the Department needs additional time 
in order to obtain and analyze relevant documents from U.S. Customs and 
Border Protection. Therefore, the Department is extending the time 
limit for completion of the preliminary results by 70 days until no 
later than July 12, 2005, in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of 
the Tariff Act. The final results continue to be due 120 days after the 
publication of the preliminary results.
    This notice is published in accordance with section 751(a)(1) and 
777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act.

    Dated: May 3, 2005.
Barbara E. Tillman,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E5-2241 Filed 5-9-05; 8:45 am]
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