Honey from Argentina: Notice of Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 61018 [E6-17255]

Download as PDF 61018 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 200 / Tuesday, October 17, 2006 / Notices Attest: David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary of Commercefor Import Administration,Alternate ChairmanForeign– Trade Zones Board. Pierre V. Duy, Acting Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–17263 Filed 10–16–06; 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 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 one company, Associacion de Cooperativas Argentinas (ACA). EFFECTIVE DATE: October 17, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deborah Scott or Robert James at (, 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) 482–2657 and (202) 482–0649, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: bajohnson on PROD1PC69 with NOTICES 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 04:06 Oct 18, 2006 Jkt 211001 received requests for review from four Argentine exporters included in the petitioners’ request, including ACA. 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 Administrative Review, 71 FR 18066 (April 10, 2006). On August, 4, 2006, petitioners withdrew their request for an administrative review of respondent, Nexco S.A. On August 21, 2006 petitioners and respondent HoneyMax S.A. submitted letters withdrawing their requests for an administrative review of HoneyMax S.A. Accordingly, on September 6, 2006, the Department published a notice of partial rescission of review with regard to Nexco S.A. and HoneyMax S.A. See Honey from Argentina: Notice of Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 71 FR 52526 (September 6, 2006) On September, 11, 2006, petitioners and ACA submitted letters withdrawing their requests for an administrative review of ACA. See letter from ACA entitled ‘‘Honey From Argentina Fourth Administrative Review: Partial Withdrawl of Review Request,’’ dated September 11, 2006. See also letter from petitioners entitled ‘‘Fourth Annual Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Honey from Argentina Partial Withdrawal of Review Request,’’ dated September 11, 2006. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the request. Although both petitioners and ACA withdrew their requests for review 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. Further, we find that neither petitioners’ nor ACA’s withdrawal constitutes an abuse of our procedures. 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 ACA 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: October 10, 2006. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–17255 Filed 10–16–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S E:\FR\FM\17OCN1.SGM 17OCN1

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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 one company, Associacion de Cooperativas 
Argentinas (ACA).

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 17, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deborah Scott or Robert James at (, 
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) 482-2657 
and (202) 482-0649, respectively.

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, including ACA. 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 Administrative Review, 71 FR 18066 (April 10, 2006). 
On August, 4, 2006, petitioners withdrew their request for an 
administrative review of respondent, Nexco S.A. On August 21, 2006 
petitioners and respondent HoneyMax S.A. submitted letters withdrawing 
their requests for an administrative review of HoneyMax S.A. 
Accordingly, on September 6, 2006, the Department published a notice of 
partial rescission of review with regard to Nexco S.A. and HoneyMax 
S.A. See Honey from Argentina: Notice of Partial Rescission of 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 71 FR 52526 (September 6, 2006)
    On September, 11, 2006, petitioners and ACA submitted letters 
withdrawing their requests for an administrative review of ACA. See 
letter from ACA entitled ``Honey From Argentina Fourth Administrative 
Review: Partial Withdrawl of Review Request,'' dated September 11, 
2006. See also letter from petitioners entitled ``Fourth Annual 
Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Honey from 
Argentina Partial Withdrawal of Review Request,'' dated September 11, 
2006.

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 both petitioners and ACA withdrew their requests for review 
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. Further, we find that 
neither petitioners' nor ACA's withdrawal constitutes an abuse of our 
procedures. 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 ACA 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: October 10, 2006.
Stephen J. Claeys,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E6-17255 Filed 10-16-06; 8:45 am]
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