Honey from Argentina: Notice of Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 52526-52527 [E6-14724]

Download as PDF 52526 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 172 / Wednesday, September 6, 2006 / Notices preliminary results were published. The Act provides further that, if the Department determines that it is not practicable to complete the review within this time period, the Department may extend the 120–day period to 180 days. Due to the complexity of the level of trade issue in this review, the Department needs additional time to conduct its analysis. Therefore, we are extending the deadline for issuing the final results of this review by an additional 45 days until October 23, 2006, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2). Dated: August 29, 2006. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–14726 Filed 9–5–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration (A–357–812) Honey From Argentina: Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Administrative Review of Antidumping Duty Order Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: September 6, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tyler Weinhold, or Robert James, 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) 482–1121 or (202) 482– 0649, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES AGENCY: Background On November 1, 2005, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published a notice of opportunity to request administrative review of the antidumping duty order on, inter alia, Honey from Argentina. See Notice of Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 70 FR 65883 (November 1, 2005). On December 27, 28, and 30, 2005, the Department received timely requests to conduct an administrative review of honey from Argentina. On February 1, 2006, the Department published a notice of initiation of an antidumping duty review for the December 1, 2004, through November 30, 2005 period of review. See Initiation of Antidumping Duty Reviews, 71 FR VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:44 Sep 05, 2006 Jkt 208001 5241 (February 1, 2006). The preliminary results for this administrative review are currently due no later than September 5, 2006. Extension of Time Limits for Preliminary Results Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Tariff Act), requires the Department to complete the preliminary results of an administrative review within 245 days after the last day of the anniversary month of an order for which a review is requested. However, if it is not practicable to complete the review within these time periods, section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act allows the Department to extend the time limit for the preliminary results to a maximum of 365 days after the last day of the anniversary month of an order for which a review is requested. The Department has determined it is not practicable to complete this review within the statutory time limit because we require additional time to conduct a sales–below-cost investigation in this administrative review. The time needed to analyze the respondents’ cost of production data and to develop fully the record in this review makes it impracticable to complete the preliminary results of this review within the originally anticipated time limit. Accordingly, the Department is extending the time limit for completion of the preliminary results of this administrative review until no later than December 20, 2006, which is 354 days from the last day of the anniversary month of the order on honey from Argentina. We intend to issue the final results no later than 120 days after publication of the preliminary results notice. This extension is in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act. Dated: August 29, 2006. Stephen Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–14723 Filed 9–5–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration (A–357–812) Honey from Argentina: Notice of Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is partially rescinding AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 its administrative review of the antidumping duty order on honey from Argentina for the period December 1, 2004, to November 30, 2005, with respect to two companies, Nexco S.A and HoneyMax S.A. EFFECTIVE DATE: September 6, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Cordell at (202) 482–0408 (Nexco S.A.), Tyler Weinhold at (202) 482–1121 (HoneyMax S.A), or Robert James at (202) 482–0649, AD/CVD Operations, Office 7, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On December 1, 2005, the Department published in the Federal Register its notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on honey from Argentina. See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 70 FR 72109 (December 1, 2005). In response, on December 30, 2005, the American Honey Producers Association and the Sioux Honey Association (collectively, petitioners) requested an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on honey from Argentina for the period December 1, 2004, through November 30, 2005. The petitioners requested that the Department conduct an administrative review of entries of subject merchandise made by 42 Argentine producers/ exporters. In addition, the Department received requests for review from four Argentine exporters included in the petitioners’ request. On January 6, 2006, petitioners withdrew their request with respect to 23 companies listed in their original request. On February 1, 2006, the Department initiated a review on the remaining 19 companies for which an administrative review was requested. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 71 FR 5241 (February 1, 2006). On March 10, 2006, petitioners withdrew their requests for review of an additional twelve respondents. Accordingly, on April 10, 2006, the Department published a notice of partial rescission of review in response to petitioners’ withdrawal of their requests covering twelve companies. See Honey from Argentina: Notice of Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty E:\FR\FM\06SEN1.SGM 06SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 172 / Wednesday, September 6, 2006 / Notices Administrative Review, 71 FR 18066 (April 10, 2006). On August, 4, 2006, petitioners withdrew their request for an administrative review of Nexco S.A. On August 21, 2006 petitioners and HoneyMax S.A. submitted letters withdrawing their requests for an administrative review of HoneyMax S.A. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Rescission of Review Section 351.213(d)(1) of the Department’s regulations provides that the Department will rescind an administrative review if the party that requested the review withdraws its request for review within 90 days of the date of publication of the notice of initiation of the requested review, or withdraws at a later date if the Department determines it is reasonable to extend the time limit for withdrawing the request. Although petitioners withdrew their request with regard to Nexco S.A. after the 90-day deadline, the Department finds it reasonable to extend the withdrawal deadline because the Department has not yet devoted significant time or resources to this review, and petitioners were the only party to request a review. Further, we find petitioners’ withdrawal does not constitute an abuse of our procedures. Similarly, although both petitioners and HoneyMax S.A. withdrew their requests with regard to HoneyMax S.A. after the 90-day deadline, the Department finds it reasonable to extend the withdrawal deadline because the Department has not yet devoted any significant time and resources to this review. See, e.g., Persulfates from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 71 FR 13810 (March 17, 2006). The Department will issue appropriate assessment instructions directly to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) within 15 days of the publication of this notice. The Department will direct CBP to assess antidumping duties for Nexco S.A. and HoneyMax S.A. at the cash deposit rates in effect on the date of entry for entries during the period December 1, 2004, to November 30, 2005. Notification to Importers This notice serves as a final reminder to importers of their responsibility under section 351.402(f) of the Department’s regulations to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary’s assumption that VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:44 Sep 05, 2006 Jkt 208001 reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with section 351.305(a)(3) of the Department’s regulations. Timely written notification of the return/ destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. This notice is in accordance with section 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: August 29, 2006. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–14724 Filed 9–5–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration International Buyer Program; Support for Domestic Trade Shows International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice and call for applications for the International Buyer Program for the period January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice sets forth objectives, procedures and application review criteria associated with support for domestic trade shows by the International Buyer Program of the United States and Foreign Commercial Service, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC). This announcement covers selection for International Buyer Program participation for Calendar Year 2008 (January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008). The International Buyer Program (IBP) was established to bring international buyers together with U.S. firms by promoting leading U.S. trade shows in industries with high export potential. The International Buyer Program emphasizes cooperation between the DOC and trade show organizers to benefit U.S. firms exhibiting at selected events and provides practical, hands-on assistance such as export counseling and market analysis to U.S. firms PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52527 interested in exporting. The assistance provided to show organizers includes worldwide overseas promotion of selected shows to potential international buyers, end-users, representatives and distributors. The worldwide promotion is executed through the offices of the United States and Foreign Commercial Service (hereinafter referred to as the Commercial Service) in more than 70 countries representing the United States’ major trading partners, and also in U.S. Embassies in countries where the Commercial Service does not maintain offices. The Department expects to select approximately 35 shows for the January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008 period from among applicants to the program. Shows selected for the International Buyer Program will provide a venue for U.S. firms interested in expanding their sales into international markets. Successful show organizer applicants will be required to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the DOC. The MOA constitutes an agreement between the DOC and the show organizer specifying which responsibilities are to be undertaken by DOC as part of the IBP and, in turn, which responsibilities are to be undertaken by the show organizer. Anyone requesting application information will be sent a sample copy of the MOA along with the application and a copy of this Federal Register Notice. The responsibilities to be undertaken by DOC will be carried out by the Commercial Service, the lead agency for this program. DATES: Applications must be received by 5 p.m. local time November 6, 2006. To avoid delays, applications should be sent via express mail due to the irradiation of regular mail addressed to the DOC Herbert Clark Hoover Building (HCHB) location. ADDRESSES: International Buyer Program, Trade Promotion Programs, U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th & Constitution Avenue, NW., HCHB 2110, Washington, DC 20230. Telephone: (202) 482–3334. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph J. English, Acting Program Manager, International Buyer Program, HCHB 2110, Trade Promotion Programs, U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th & Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. Telephone (202) 482–3334; Fax: (202) 482–0115; E-mail: Josesph.English@mail.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commercial Service is accepting E:\FR\FM\06SEN1.SGM 06SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

(A-357-812)


Honey from Argentina: Notice of Partial Rescission of Antidumping 
Duty Administrative Review

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is partially 
rescinding its administrative review of the antidumping duty order on 
honey from Argentina for the period December 1, 2004, to November 30, 
2005, with respect to two companies, Nexco S.A and HoneyMax S.A.

EFFECTIVE DATE: September 6, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Cordell at (202) 482-0408 (Nexco 
S.A.), Tyler Weinhold at (202) 482-1121 (HoneyMax S.A), or Robert James 
at (202) 482-0649, AD/CVD Operations, Office 7, Import Administration, 
International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th 
Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On December 1, 2005, the Department published in the Federal 
Register its notice of opportunity to request an administrative review 
of the antidumping duty order on honey from Argentina. See Antidumping 
or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; 
Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 70 FR 72109 (December 1, 
2005). In response, on December 30, 2005, the American Honey Producers 
Association and the Sioux Honey Association (collectively, petitioners) 
requested an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on 
honey from Argentina for the period December 1, 2004, through November 
30, 2005. The petitioners requested that the Department conduct an 
administrative review of entries of subject merchandise made by 42 
Argentine producers/exporters. In addition, the Department received 
requests for review from four Argentine exporters included in the 
petitioners' request. On January 6, 2006, petitioners withdrew their 
request with respect to 23 companies listed in their original request.
    On February 1, 2006, the Department initiated a review on the 
remaining 19 companies for which an administrative review was 
requested. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 71 FR 5241 
(February 1, 2006).
    On March 10, 2006, petitioners withdrew their requests for review 
of an additional twelve respondents. Accordingly, on April 10, 2006, 
the Department published a notice of partial rescission of review in 
response to petitioners' withdrawal of their requests covering twelve 
companies. See Honey from Argentina: Notice of Partial Rescission of 
Antidumping Duty

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Administrative Review, 71 FR 18066 (April 10, 2006).
    On August, 4, 2006, petitioners withdrew their request for an 
administrative review of Nexco S.A. On August 21, 2006 petitioners and 
HoneyMax S.A. submitted letters withdrawing their requests for an 
administrative review of HoneyMax S.A.

Rescission of Review

    Section 351.213(d)(1) of the Department's regulations provides that 
the Department will rescind an administrative review if the party that 
requested the review withdraws its request for review within 90 days of 
the date of publication of the notice of initiation of the requested 
review, or withdraws at a later date if the Department determines it is 
reasonable to extend the time limit for withdrawing the request. 
Although petitioners withdrew their request with regard to Nexco S.A. 
after the 90-day deadline, the Department finds it reasonable to extend 
the withdrawal deadline because the Department has not yet devoted 
significant time or resources to this review, and petitioners were the 
only party to request a review. Further, we find petitioners' 
withdrawal does not constitute an abuse of our procedures. Similarly, 
although both petitioners and HoneyMax S.A. withdrew their requests 
with regard to HoneyMax S.A. after the 90-day deadline, the Department 
finds it reasonable to extend the withdrawal deadline because the 
Department has not yet devoted any significant time and resources to 
this review. See, e.g., Persulfates from the People's Republic of 
China: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 
71 FR 13810 (March 17, 2006).
    The Department will issue appropriate assessment instructions 
directly to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) within 15 days of 
the publication of this notice. The Department will direct CBP to 
assess antidumping duties for Nexco S.A. and HoneyMax S.A. at the cash 
deposit rates in effect on the date of entry for entries during the 
period December 1, 2004, to November 30, 2005.

Notification to Importers

    This notice serves as a final reminder to importers of their 
responsibility under section 351.402(f) of the Department's regulations 
to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties 
prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. 
Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary's 
assumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and 
subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties.
    This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under 
APO in accordance with section 351.305(a)(3) of the Department's 
regulations. Timely written notification of the return/destruction of 
APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby 
requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an 
APO is a sanctionable violation.
    This notice is in accordance with section 777(i)(1) of the Tariff 
Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4).

    Dated: August 29, 2006.
Stephen J. Claeys,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
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